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- Suction immediately after birth, before first breath
- Prep for intubation
- Prep for hemodialysis
- Prepare a dose of RhoGAM
- Visualizing vocal cords prior to eliciting a cry
The highest priorities once the infant is born is preventing aspiration of this fluid into the lungs. The way to do this is suction their airway BEFORE the first breath and visualizing the vocal cords prior to eliciting a cry and therefore deep inhale. Dialysis, RhoGam, and intubation would not be appropriate in this situation
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