Upright with PEEP Overview
A self-inflating, manual and reusable bag-mask intended for newborns and infants who require respiratory support. By introducing positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), Upright with PEEP Newborn Bag-Mask can help prevent repeated lung alveolar collapse during ventilation, helping recruit lung volume more efficiently, clear fluid from the lungs and reduce damage to the lung tissue.
PEEP is the current standard of care in high-resource settings and is recommended by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) for premature newborns.
"PEEP plays an important role in keeping the lungs open and preventing collapse so that all areas of the lungs can participate in gas exchange" - Bamat et al, 2012
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Positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) is beneficial when ventilating preterm newborns because it facilitates lung aeration, fluid clearance and oxygenation (Thallinger, 2015)
A manikin study showed that inexperienced users were able to achieve PEEP of 4-5 cmH2O with Upright with PEEP, even though mask leakage was 48-58%. (Thallinger, 2016)
Midwives with basic BMV skills were able to deliver PEEP using Upright within recommended values with PEEP-valve, despite normal mask leakage. (Thallinger - publication pending, 2017).
Bag-mask with PEEP, 1 mask size 0, 1 mask size 1, directions for use
This product is not available to be shipped to the United States.
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