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A multi-parameter system for use in neonatal resuscitation research and training.
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PMID:  23216355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Training staff in the resuscitation of neonates is an essential skill; resuscitation efficacy is difficult to quantify but critical to infant survival. Objective assessments of the efficacy of training methods, resuscitation techniques and devices have used concurrent measurements of air flow and air pressure in commercially available manikins. This system also simultaneously measures the force transmitted through the manikin head during simulated resuscitation, as applying excessive force may be deleterious to newborn infants. The overall accuracy of the force plate over the range 0-5 kg was 0.5%; the output was linear; the frequency response sufficiently high and there was no evidence of hysteresis. This system enables comparison of staff groups, resuscitation techniques and devices in an accurate and reproducible manner. Its use could improve training by offering a means of objective performance feedback through a range of parameters. Evaluation of clinical practice may also result in direct patient benefit.
Charlotte R Platten; Fiona E Wood; Iain R Chambers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical engineering & technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-522X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Eng Technol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702125     Medline TA:  J Med Eng Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Medical Physics Department.
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