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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. 1Department of Paediatrics, Newborn Services, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Department of Neonatology, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3Department of Newborn Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4Department of Neonatology, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  5. 5Resuscitation Council, London, UK
  6. 6University of Durham, Durham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Joyce E O’Shea, 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.

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