Each month, topics of interest will be posted to this page. Please come back regularly to visit this page.

Did you know?

Using a self inflating bag with the reservoir bag off. 

It is a common misconception that removing the reservoir from the self-inflating bag reduces the oxygen concentration to 40%. 

  • Marta Thio (one of our NeoResus/NETS consultants) and colleagues tested the Laerdal™ and Ambu™ self inflating bags and showed that without the reservoir, both bags delivered an oxygen concentration greater than 70%.

Recent publications of interest

  • Please visit  the “recommended reading” page of our site for recent publications of interest.
  • New topics include:
    • Mask versus nasal tube for stabilization of preterm infants at birth
    • Results from the SUPPORT and COT trials: Oxygen targeting in extremely preterm infants.
    • Outcomes at 6 – 7 years following hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy.

Conference presentations 

Neonatal Resuscitation and Stabilisation Statewide Education in Queensland  (2015) 

Christine Latimer, Queensland Health Neonatal Resuscitation and Stabilisation Project Officer presented a poster at the 10th Annual Conference of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses in Sydney, on September 11, 2015.

Chris writes:

Queensland covers  1,852,642 km2 with 15 separately zoned and governed Hospitals and Health Services (HHS). Queensland Heath (QH) NeoResus has been successfully rolled out throughout all 15 HHS incorporating 63 facilities over the past three and a half years. Program attendance has increased, from 1010 attendees in 2012 (year 1), 1468 participants in 2013 (year 2) and 2065 in 2014 (year 3). 

The project is currently being expanded to include a Neonatal Stabilisation for Retrieval education program, which is critically important as birthing returns to rural and remote hospitals. 



The Victorian NeoResus Training Program: Feedback from participants (2013) 

Jacquie Whitelaw and the NeoResus Facilitators collated the feedback from 465 NeoResus program participants in Victoria from 31 NeoResus programs.

The results were presented at the PSANZ 17th Annual Congress in Adelaide, April 14 to 17, 2013 and at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Washington, USA, May 4 – 7, 2013.