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Table 2 Distribution of infant characteristics (n = 609) audited in the VON days delivery room resuscitation audit

From: Identifying improvements for delivery room resuscitation management: results from a multicenter safety audit

  N (%)
Gestational age at birth (weeks)  
<25 17 (2.8)
25-28 61 (10)
29-32 102 (16.7)
33-37 229 (37.6)
>37 200 (32.8)
Delivery characteristics  
Cesarean section 381 (62.7)
Prematurity 374 (61.4)
Fetal distress 144 (23.8)
Multiple gestation 95 (15.7)
Known congenital malformation 43 (7.1)
Other 238 (39.1)
Delivery team  
NICU nurse 520 (85.4)
Respiratory therapist 386 (63.4)
Neonatal nurse practitioner 313 (51.4)
Attending neonatologist 286 (47.0)
Labor and delivery nurse 208 (34.2)
Neonatology fellow 54 (8.9)
Medical student, trainee 17 (2.8)
Other 211 (34.7)
Accordance with audit objectives  
Team composition met unit policies or guidelines 537 (88.2)
Briefing occurred before delivery 401 (65.8)
Debriefing occurred after delivery 115 (18.9)
Family communication within 30 minutes of delivery 556 (92.0)
All four objectives met 87 (14.3)