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Neonatal Emergencies -A Human Factors Approach

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This series of videos takes viewers through a human factors approach to management of neonatal emergencies. This video addresses the phases of a neonatal emergency which can be compartmentalized into Situation Escalation and Management. The concept is to allow teams to get a multidisciplinary team capable of advanced neonatal life support through escalation so that they can manage the situation. The basic principles of thermoregulation, airway, breathing, and circulation apply to all neonatal emergencies. Certain situations require specialist teams, equipment and specific management. Where possible such situations are managed as anticipated emergencies. Some situations will not allow for preparation time and planning. These are unanticipated emergencies. The aims of the videos in this series are to provide neonatal teams with strategies to improve their approach to neonatal emergencies. The focus is on standardizing 1. Preparation 2. Escalation * for Help 3. Teamwork 4. Communication 5. Leadership 6. Equipment management 7. Management of systems 8. Management of specific conditions diagnosed antenatally or postnatally 9. Use of Checklists



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