Tip 69: oxygen saturations at birth

Acceptable pre-ductal saturations according to the NLS 2012 guidelines:

  • 60% at 2 minutes
  • 70% at 3 minutes
  • 80% at 4 minutes
  • 85% at 5 minutes
  • 90% at 10 minutes

Reference: Resuscitation Council, UK. Neonatal Life Support Guideline, 2012.

Previously published: 19/03/14, 29/01/15

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