Towards an improved newborn life support manikin

Mark Thielen, Loe Feijs, Frank Delbressine, S. Bambang Oetomo, Gerrit J. Noordergraaf, Igor Paulussen, Eefje Arts-Hornix, Debby Lloyd

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresPosterAcademic

14 Downloads (Pure)


Newborn life support (NLS) manikins have been used for clinical training for over 30 years. Over this period the mechanical construction of manikins has changed little, as reflected in their continued poor anatomical and physiological fidelity. This poor fidelity may inadequately prepare clinicians to deliver sufficiently deep and consistent chest compressions (CCs) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

We aim to develop a NLS manikin with higher human fidelity by employing a combination of MRI imaging, 3D printing, material selection, and casting.

Using a full body MRI scan of a 37-week old newborn, a replica of the bone structure and molds of the thoracic organs was 3D printed. After casting in Ecoflex 5 silicone, the prototype NLS manikin was assembled (Figure 1 (top)). To validate its fidelity force-displacement tests were performed on a Resusci Anne manikin and the prototype NLS manikin design following NLS CC guidelines (Figure 1 (bottom)). These data were then quantitatively compared to compression data from rabbits [1].

The results suggest that the prototype has higher human fidelity.
Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's1
StatusGepubliceerd - 20 jun 2019
Evenement30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive care - Salzburg, Oostenrijk
Duur: 18 jun 201921 jun 2019


Congres30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive care
Verkorte titelESPNIC
Internet adres

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's van 'Towards an improved newborn life support manikin'. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Citeer dit