Neonatal ventilation with a manikin model and two novel PEEP valves without an external gas source
Objective Positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) is beneficial when ventilating preterm newborns. The aim was to study whether inexperienced providers were able to generate PEEP during simulated neonatal ventilation, using two novel prototype PEEP valves, on a self-inflating bag without an external gas source. Design Forty-six nursing students in Tanzania were trained in ventilation with a new Laerdal Upright resuscitator and mask on a NeoNatalie manikin with a newborn resuscitation monitor. Ventilation was studied with and without PEEP valve 1 (anticipated level 4–5 cm H2O) and with and without PEEP valve 2 (anticipated level 9–10 cm H2O) in random order for normal and low ‘lung’ compliance. The PEEP valves were concave silicone valves with a small slit that would open to let expiratory air out. Results Mean PEEP with PEEP1 was 4.4 cm H2O (SD 2.2) and with PEEP2 was 4.9 cm H2O (SD 3.1). PEEP ≥4 cm H2O was generated with 70% of inflations with PEEP1 and 65% with PEEP2. Mean airway pressure was 16.3 cm H2O with both PEEP valves compared with 14.2 without PEEP (p
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