Journal article

Respiratory monitors to teach newborn facemask ventilation: a randomised trial

Eoin O'Currain, Marta Thio, Jennifer Anne Dawson, Susan M Donath, Peter G Davis

Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has found that there is a need for high-quality randomised trials of training interventions that improve the effectiveness of resuscitation skills. The objective of this study was to determine whether using a respiratory function monitor (RFM) during mask ventilation training with a manikin reduces facemask leak. DESIGN: Stratified, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial. Outcome assessors were blinded to group allocation. SETTING: Thirteen hospitals in Australia, including non-tertiary sites. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive sample of healthcare professionals attending a structured newborn resuscitation training course. INTERVENT..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (from the Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine, Murdoch Children's Research Institute)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (App ID 1059111 to PGD, App ID 1111134 to MT, App ID 1113902 to PGD, JAD and MT, App ID 1060733 to EOC via a PhD scholarship and project grant from the Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine, Murdoch Children's Research Institute).