Journal article

Assessing the effectiveness of two round neonatal resuscitation masks: study 1

Fiona E Wood, Colin J Morley, Jennifer A Dawson, C Omar F Kamlin, Louise S Owen, Susan Donath, Peter G Davis

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) via a face mask is an important skill taught using manikins. There have been few attempts to assess the effectiveness of different face mask designs. AIM: To determine whether leak at the face mask during simulated neonatal resuscitation differed between a new round mask design and the current most widely used model. METHOD: 50 participants gave PPV to a modified manikin designed to measure leak at the face mask. Leak was calculated from the difference between the inspired and expired tidal volumes. RESULTS: Mask leak varied widely with no significant difference between devices; mean (SD) percentage leak for the Laerdal round mask was 55% (31) ..

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