Newborn Life Support Scenario

You are working as a solo Paramedic on an RRV when you are dispatched to a maternity call. Control updates you that there is a midwife on scene of a home delivery, but there are ongoing complications. EA backup is on route, 15-minutes away. 

You arrive at scene and walk into the property with a mixture of kit and paediatric bag. You see the midwife with the patient, and she’s holding a new-born in her arms. The child is blue and not responding. The midwife explains that the baby has just been born, but mum has a significant haemorrhage, and the child is not responding. She passes you the child while she states she will sort out mum.