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Personal protective equipment can affect the timing of the neonatal resuscitation interventions
  1. Wendel Dos Santos1,2
  1. 1Health Technology Assessment Unit, Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2Brazilian Centre for Evidence-based Healthcare Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wendel Dos Santos, Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz, Sao Paulo 01323-020, Brazil; wendelmombaque{at}

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Commentary on: Cavallin F, Lupi F, Bua B, et al. Impact of personal protective equipment on neonatal resuscitation procedures: a randomised, cross-over, simulation study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022;107:211–5.

Implications for practice and research

  • The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) affects the timing of the neonatal resuscitation interventions. In this way, health service managers should encourage training using personal protective equipment during neonatal resuscitation procedures aiming at the quality of the clinical outcome of these patients.

  • The creation of training strategies for neonatal resuscitation procedures using PPE, aimed to reduce the start timing of the neonatal resuscitation interventions, should be encouraged.


Infections in pregnant women and neonates due to SARS-CoV-2 pandemic increased neonatal resuscitation interventions.1 Aerosol-generating medical procedures, such as resuscitation interventions, increase the risk of infection by SARS-CoV-2 by healthcare workers. In this context, healthcare workers …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.