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Table 2 Interventions before and during transport of outborn infants transferred by ambulance to Beira Central Hospital

From: Prognostic role of TOPS in ambulance-transferred neonates in a low-resource setting: a retrospective observational study

Phase Aspects Description Outborn infants transferred by ambulance (n = 198)
Before transport Interventions Warming 98 (49.5)
Suctioning airway 70 (35.4)
Oxygen administration 44 (22.2)
Face Mask Ventilation 44 (22.2)
Chest compressions 30 (15.2)
Adrenaline 3 (1.5)
Sodium chloride 0.9% infusion 2 (1)
Dextrose infusion 8 (4)
Antibiotic therapy 10 (5.1)
Neonatal prophylaxis (ocular, umbilical) 46 (23.2)
Breastfeeding 68 (34.3)
Communication and documentation Pre-transfer phone call to the referral center 52 (26.3)
Written referral letter 170 (85.9)
During transport Interventions Skin-to-skin contact 40 (20.2)
Breastfeeding 33 (16.7)
Oxygen administration 37 (18.7)
Face Mask Ventilation 4 (2)
Chest compressions 1 (0.5)
Adrenaline 0 (0.0)
Sodium chloride 0.9% infusion 0 (0.0)
Dextrose infusion 0 (0.0)
Antibiotic therapy 0 (0.0)
Health care provider Nurse 159 (80.3)
Medical doctor 1 (0.5)
None 38 (19.2)
  1. Data expressed as n (%)