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Respiratory monitoring of neonatal resuscitation
  1. Georg M Schmölzer (georg.schmoelzer{at}
  1. The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia
    1. Omar Farouk Kamlin (omar.kamlin{at}
    1. The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia
      1. Jennifer A Dawson (jennifer.dawson{at}
      1. The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia
        1. Peter G Davis (pgd{at}
        1. The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia
          1. Colin J Morley (colin{at}
          1. Neonatal Consultant, United Kingdom


            We describe video observations and recordings of respiratory signals from mannequin studies and delivery room resuscitations. This article discusses the uses of a respiratory function monitor during training and resuscitations along with potential pitfalls and limitations. It adds objectivity to the clinical assessment. A respiratory function monitor provides real-time, quantitative information including tidal volume and leak. It may be used to teach correct mask-hold and positioning techniques during simulation-based mannequin. We provide examples demonstrating its potential usefulness during resuscitations. However, further studies are needed to investigate whether it can help improve short- and long-term outcomes.

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