NeoNatalie Suction

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About this medical device
Status Commercialized
Replicated in Africa, Asia, South America
Health topic Child mortality
Health classification Treatment
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Documentation data

Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

Newborn infants often require resuscitation and suction to clear blockages in the respiratory tract. Current tools are expensive and require training.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

The NeoNatalie Suction device is shaped like a penguin. Its beak provides easy access to the nose and mouth. It consists of a single piece of silicone that can be boiled, autoclaved, and reused hundreds of times.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed and distributed by: Laerdal Global Health
  • The device can be purchased online through their official website.

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]

The device has been implemented in numerous countries around the world in Africa, Asia and South America. A complete list can be found here.

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

Laerdal is supported through private funds and they are making the product available on a not-for-profit basis through 2015.

References[edit | edit source]

Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]

Crofts, J. F., Winter, C., & Sowter, M. C. (2011). Practical simulation training for maternity care--where we are and where next. BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 118 Suppl 3, 11-16.

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Laerdal. (2010.) NeoNatalie: Realistic and affordable training and therapy. PDF available here.

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Maternova. (2011). Neonatalie Suction. Link available here.