Resuscitation guidelines recommend administration of free-flow oxygen to newly born infants who breathe but remain cyanosed. Self-inflating resuscitation bags are described as unreliable for this purpose. We measured oxygen concentrations ⩾80% delivered through a 240 mL Laerdal self-inflating resuscitation bag and from 5 mm tubing inside a cupped hand.
- NRP, Neonatal Resuscitation Program
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Supported in part by a RWH Postgraduate degree scholarship (CPFOD and COFK) and a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (PGD).
Competing interests: None.