The use of the Laerdal infant resuscitator results in the delivery of high oxygen fractions in the absence of a blender.

@article{Reise2009TheUO,
  title={The use of the Laerdal infant resuscitator results in the delivery of high oxygen fractions in the absence of a blender.},
  author={Katie Reise and Shelley L Monkman and Haresh H Kirpalani},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={120-5}
}
BACKGROUND High oxygen increases morbidity and mortality. Current guidelines in Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP) state if self-inflating bags are used with an input FiO2 of 1.0 without an oxygen reservoir a delivered safe FiO2 of approximately 0.40 is achieved. This conflicts with manufacturer findings (Laerdal infant resuscitator (LIR)). We assessed FiO2 delivery by the LIR, varying oxygen reservoir (OR) use, ventilation and input flowrates. METHODS A test lung was connected to the LIR… CONTINUE READING