Variability in Force Applied to the Head During Simulated Face Mask Ventilation on Manikins

@article{Platten2011VariabilityIF,
  title={Variability in Force Applied to the Head During Simulated Face Mask Ventilation on Manikins},
  author={Charlotte R Platten and F E Wood and S Byrne and I R Chambers and J P Wyllie},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={70},
  pages={103-103}
}
Background and aims: Excessive force applied to the head during delivery may cause injury and bradycardia. Force applied during mask positive pressure ventilation (PPV) has not previously been reported.Applied force was observed to oscillate during PPV. We aimed to quantify the magnitude of this oscillation in relation to mask type and hold technique.Methods: The force applied to a unique purpose built manikin (approx. 25/40, 750g) during one minute of PPV was measured using a system designed… CONTINUE READING