Turkish Archives of Pediatrics
Original Article

Neonatal Resuscitation Practices in Turkey: A Survey of the Turkish Neonatal Society and the Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Maslak Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Neonatology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Bezmialem Vakif University Faculty of Medicine, Denizli, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Haseki Teaching and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Dr Sami Ulus Maternity and Children Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Van Regional Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Pendik Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Forum Yaşam Hospital, Mersin, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, İstanbul University, İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University School of Medicine, Rize State Hospital, Rize, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Ataşehir Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Malatya Training and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Kartal Dr Lütfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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İzmir Dr. Behçet Uz Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology Clinic, İzmir, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Esenler Maternity and Children Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Keçioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Gaziosmanpaşa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Fırat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Bilkent City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, Sivas, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Şişli Etfal Hamidiye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Etlik Zübeyde Hanım Women’s Health Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Beykoz State Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Özel Güngören Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, University of Health Sciences, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Neonatology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Şanlıurfa Traning and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

Turk Arch Pediatr 2023; 58: 289-297
DOI: 10.5152/TurkArchPediatr.2023.22281
Read: 892 Downloads: 388 Published: 03 May 2023

Objective: Optimal care in the delivery room is important to decrease neonatal morbidity and mortality. We aimed to evaluate neonatal resuscitation practices in Turkish centers.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey consisted of a 91-item questionnaire focused on delivery room practices in neonatal resuscitation and was sent to 50 Turkish centers. Hospitals with <2500 and those with ≥2500 births/year were compared.

Results: In 2018, approximately 240 000 births occurred at participating hospitals with a median of 2630 births/year. Participating hospitals were able to provide nasal continuous-positiveairway-pressure/high-flow nasal cannula, mechanical ventilation, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, and therapeutic hypothermia similarly. Antenatal counseling was routinely performed on parents at 56% of all centers. A resuscitation team was present at 72% of deliveries. Umbilical cord management for both term and preterm infants was similar between centers. The rate of delayed cord clamping was approximately 60% in term and late preterm infants. Thermal management for preterm infants (<32 weeks) was similar. Hospitals had appropriate equipment with similar rates of interventions and management, except conti nuous-positive-airway-pressure and positive-end-expiratory-pressure levels (cmH2O) used in preterm infants (P = .021, and P = .032). Ethical and educational aspects were also similar.

Conclusions: This survey provided information on neonatal resuscitation practices in a sample of hospitals from all regions of Turkey and allowed us to see weaknesses in some fields. Although adherence to the guidelines was high among centers, further implementations are required in the areas of antenatal counseling, cord management, and circulation assessment in the delivery room.

Cite this article as: Okulu E, Koç E, Erdeve Ö, et al. Neonatal resuscitation practices in Turkey: A survey of the Turkish neonatal society and the union of European neonatal and perinatal societies. Turk Arch Pediatr. 2023;58(3):289-297.

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