Date Published

March 21, 2024

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


In a challenging scenario: You respond to an unplanned home birth on a stormy winter day, with a backup unit facing delays due to adverse weather conditions. Upon arrival, you encounter a situation where a baby requires neonatal resuscitation, while the mother remains in a stable condition. Is it advisable to consider leaving the mother on site and transporting the newborn?


This is a challenging situation. We would advise you to refer to your Service Policies and inquire with your Duty Supervisor if you feel that both patients need to be transported to hospital, if there is a Service policy limiting the number of patients that you can transport.



Emergency Childbirth, Neonatal Resuscitation, Newborn, NRP

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