oa Professional Nursing Today - An introduction to Helping Babies Breathe : the "Golden Minute" is here for South African newborn babies : review

Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that one million babies die each year due to birth asphyxia. Birth asphyxia is the inability of a newborn baby to breathe immediately after birth. In order to understand the golden minute after birth (the first 60 seconds of a newborn baby's life), a new programme named Helping Babies Breathe (HBB), was developed by the American Academy of Paediatrics. The "Golden Minute" can set the stakes between life and death for newborn babies.

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