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A respiratory function monitor improves mask ventilation
  1. F E Wood1,
  2. C J Morley1,2,3,
  3. J A Dawson1,
  4. P G Davis1,2
  1. 1
    Division of Neonatal Services, Royal Women’s Hospital, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2
    Departments of Obstetric and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3
    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Professor C J Morley, Division of Neonatal Services, Royal Women’s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia; colin.morley{at}


This study investigated whether the use of a respiratory monitor during simulated neonatal resuscitation reduced leak at the face mask. It showed the leak was more than halved, being reduced from 27% to 11% when 25 participants used the monitor to identify and correct the mask leak.

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  • Funding: Supported in part by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship PGD and The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant number 384100.

  • Competing interests: None.