Journal article

Neonatal resuscitation 1: a model to measure inspired and expired tidal volumes and assess leakage at the face mask

CPF O'Donnell, COF Kamlin, PG Davis, CJ Morley

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neonatal resuscitation is a common and important intervention, and adequate ventilation is the key to success. In the delivery room, positive pressure ventilation is given with manual ventilation devices using face masks. Mannequins are widely used to teach and practise this technique. During both simulated and real neonatal resuscitation, chest excursion is used to assess tidal volume delivery, and leakage from the mask is not measured. OBJECTIVE: To describe a system that allows measurement of mask leakage and estimation of tidal volume delivery. METHODS: Respiratory function monitors, a modified resuscitation mannequin, and a computer were used to measure leakage from the mask..

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