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Support of adaptation and resuscitation of the newborn infant

Revised Recommendations of the Swiss Society of Neonatology (2023)

Elaborated by a working group of the Swiss Society of Neonatology consisting of (in alphabetical order): Berger T.M., Basel; Fauchère J-C., Zürich; Kothari R., Luzern; Held-Egli K., Bern; El Faleh I., Neuenburg; Melchior S., Lausanne; Muehlethaler V., Delémont; Pfister R.E., Genf; Schuler-Barazzoni M., Lausanne; Ragazzi M., Bellinzona; Schulzke S., Basel; Steiner A. (Swiss Federation of Midwives), Bern; Willi B., Chur.

Consultation (in alphabetical order): Bachmann Holzinger I. (Swiss Resuscitation Council SRC and Swiss
Society of Paediatrics SSP); Girard T. (Swiss Society for Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine SSAPM and Swiss Association of Obstetric Anaesthesia SAOA); Hösli I. (Swiss Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology SGGG); Steiner A. (Swiss Federation of Midwives).

Editorial Responsibility: Fauchère J-C., Zurich


Development and Application of these Recommendations

A working group of the Swiss Society of Neonatology (SSN) first published national recommendations on the care and resuscitation of the newborn infant in 2000. These recommendations have been regularly revised since then, most recently in 2017. The current revision is based on published revised international recommendations (specifically European Resuscitation Council ERC; American Academy of Pediatrics AAP; American Heart Association AHA; International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation ILCOR)(1-3). Of note, since 2015 the ILCOR (Consensus on Science and Treatment Recommendations for Neonatal Life Support CoSTR) has initiated a process of continuous evaluation of new accumulated evidence on this topic; treatment recommendations are classified using the GRADE system, with evidence for treatments being categorised as high, moderate or weak(4-6). In addition, a literature review of all topics not covered in the ILCOR CoSTR 2020 was carried out by the ERC NLS Guidelines Group(2). Finally, published feedback on the 2020 ILCOR recommendations were also taken into account in this revision(7).

Informations complémentaires

PD Dr. med. Jean-Claude Fauchère, Klinik für Neonatologie, Universitätsspital, Zürich