|Replicated in||Africa, Asia,|
|Hardware||CC BY-SA 4.0|
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.