Neonatal Resuscitation

When to Stop [Case]

Purpose: To learn about the difficulties in stopping resuscitation of a newborn


  • 15-30 minutes
  • Safe Delivery App, NeoNatalie, bag and mask
  • Video subchapter “When to Stop Resuscitation”

Pair up and read the case together:

You are resuscitating a newborn that was not crying or breathing at birth. For the past 15 minutes the heart rate has been between 40-50 bpm.  

  • What do you do now?
  • When do you stop the resuscitation?
  • What do you tell the mother?

After discussing the case and answering the questions, watch the Neonatal Resuscitation video subchapter “When to Stop Resuscitation”.

End with discussing if you would have done something differently, reflect on past experiences and evaluate if you have learnt something new.