Table 2

Delivery room interventions, hospitalisation and clinical outcome

N=49
Median time from birth* to table, s (IQR)31 (25–41)
Median time from birth* to first SpO2 data, n=46, s (IQR)163 (132–222)
Median time from birth* to first HR data, ECG†, n=45, s (IQR)93 (69–139)
Median time from birth* to first HR data, POx, n=48, s (IQR)188 (138–237)
Median time from birth* to start of ventilation, s (IQR)123 (93–157)
Median duration of ventilation, s (IQR)179 (98–626)
Median time from birth* to start of supplemental O2, n=21, s (IQR)331 (291–399)
LMA resuscitation, n (%)17 (35)
Oxygen supplementation after PPV, n (%)21 (43)
Neonates received ventilation within first minute, n (%)5 (10)
Switch from face mask to LMA during first 10 min, n (%)2 (4)
Advanced resuscitation‡ during first 10 min, n (%)1 (2)
Hospitalised directly after resuscitation, n (%)42 (86)
Death after resuscitation, n (%)6 (12)
Total mortality at 7-day follow-up, n (%), n=4810 (20)
  • *Time of birth was defined as the time when the entire neonate had exited the mother’s body.

  • †Measured by dry-electrode ECG.

  • ‡Endotracheal intubation (only possible if investigating neonatologist present), chest compressions or both.

  • HR, heart rate; LMA, laryngeal mask airway; O2, oxygen; POx, pulse oximeter; PPV, positive pressure ventilation; SpO2, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation.