If the apnea monitor alarms (breathing or low heart rate):
- Look at the baby.
- Observe if the baby is breathing.
- Check baby’s color: pale, pink, dusty, blue.
- If color is poor, provide gentle stimulation.
- If color is good and the baby is not breathing, wait 10 seconds. (Count to 10).
- If breathing does not resume, provide gentle stimulation.
- If this is not successful, stimulate more vigorously.
- If these measures fail, start CPR, call 911, and activate EMS.