This manual presents a spectrum of training scenarios for first responders in the neonatal unit setting. Mock codes provide a simulated experience of emergency situations with the intention of developing the technical skill, knowledge, critical thinking and teamwork of neonatal practitioners. The philosophy underlying a mock code program is to enhance the confidence of caregivers by practicing emergency techniques in a consequence-free environment. This volume is a landmark contribution to the neonatal literature in that it brings together, for the first time, a compendium of scenarios dealing exclusively with newborns in a variety of acute and critical care situations. A pocket-sized code card summarises the most crucial points for each mock code providing a handy quick-reference review.
Foreward. Preface. Mock Code Scenarios. 1. Apnea; 2. Perinatal asphyxia; 3. Hypovolemic Shock in the Delivery Room; 4. Diaphragmatic Hernia; 5. Pneumothorax; 6. NonImmune Hydrops; 7. Unplanned Extubation; 8. Septic Shock; 9. Tracheoesophageal Fistula; 10. Seizure; 11. Central Apnea due to Narcotic Administration; 12. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertention of the Newborn; 13. Choanal Atresia/Stenosis; 14. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; 15. Transposition of the Great Arteries with Intact Ventricular Septum; 16. Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection with Obstruction; 17. Hyperkalemia; 18. Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade; 19. Digitalis Toxicity; 20. Airway Obstruction after Tracheostomy; 21. Upper GI Bleed; 22. Bronchospasm with Bronchopulmonary Dsyplasia; Appendix: I. Pain Management in the Neonate; II. Family Presence During Emergencies; III. Abbreviations; III. Code Documentation Form; V. Evaluation Tool; VI. EKGs; VII. Xrays; Index.