What we do
About 3 to 6 % of all newborns require manual ventilation support to start breathing.
Being one of the most important interventions performed in the delivery room, it’s also a very delicate one where both under- and overventilation can seriously damage lungs and brain. Nonetheless, it is one of the least controlled interventions taking place in the delivery room – tidal volumes given are rarely monitored. Instead, the volumes given have to be estimated by the caregiver trusting his or her clinical experience.