Date Published

October 23, 2015

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: At what gestation would it be deemed appropriate for neonatal resuscitation?


 Although the neonatal resuscitation directive does not outline a minimal age to initiate resuscitation in a premature neonate, as per the BLS PCS: 5-22, infants born between 20-25 weeks may be stillborn or die quickly.  Initiate immediate resuscitation and rapid transport.  We would encourage you to contact the base hospital physician as soon as possible to assist with any further direction in these rare but high stress and difficult cases.



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