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Devices used for stabilisation of newborn infants at birth
  1. Charles C Roehr1,
  2. Joyce E O’Shea2,
  3. Jennifer A Dawson3,
  4. Jonathan P Wyllie4,5,6
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, Newborn Services, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  2. 2 Department of Neonatology, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3 Department of Newborn Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4 Department of Neonatology, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  5. 5 Resuscitation Council, London, UK
  6. 6 University of Durham, Durham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Joyce E O’Shea, Department of Neonatology, Royal Hospital for Children, Govan, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK; Joyce.O%E2%80%99Shea{at}


This review examines devices used during newborn stabilisation. Evidence for their use to optimise the thermal, respiratory and cardiovascular management in the delivery room is presented. Mechanisms of action and rationale of use are described, current developments are presented and areas of future research are highlighted.

  • newborn
  • stabilization

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.