Hospital stages important exercise to treat preterm infants

Updated: 2019-12-31


An important transitional exercise was organized in the delivery room for extremely preterm infants at the Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children, or the CQHCWC on Dec 26, according to hospital officials. 

Since working with German perinatal medical expert Professor Gerhard Jorch in 2018 to construct its Perinatal Medical Center, CQHCWC has been dedicated to the improvement of the survival rate and quality of life of extremely premature infants. 

CQHCWC's treatment levels in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have seen a great improvement and extremely preterm infants can be provided with advanced treatment at the delivery room -- including temperature management, delayed umbilical cord ligation and early respiratory support.

These treatments are also called "supporting transition technologies" in the delivery room. 

Hospital officials said they are regarded as technologies superior to resuscitation techniques for preterm infants, such as tracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation. 

The exercise was guided by Zhong Xiaoyun, a national neonatal resuscitation teacher and director of the Neonatal Department of the CQHCWC. 

After the exercise Zhong fully affirmed the performance of the staff in cooperation between the Obstetrics and Pediatric Departments, as well as their doctor-patient communications skills and teamwork spirit. 

She emphasized that each step of the resuscitation operation has to be conducted accurately. 

"The position of infants, each medical member and medical equipment have to be repeatedly considered before an operation," Zhong said. 

The doctor also pointed out that the hospital needs to carry out more emergency resuscitation training, so as to constantly improve the cooperation efficiency of obstetrics and pediatrics medical staff, as well as to ensure the quality of life of extremely premature infants.


Medical staff carry out a transitional exercise in the delivery room for extremely preterm infants at the Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children, or the CQHCWC, on Dec 26. [Photo/Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children]


Zhong Xiaoyun (left), a national neonatal resuscitation teacher and director of the Neonatal Department of the CQHCWC, offers guidance during exercise in the delivery room of extremely preterm infants at CQHCWC. [Photo/Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children]