Intervention Protocol

Nasal airways (single or double prong, long or short) for neonatal resuscitation

  1. Lisa K McCarthy1,*,
  2. Peter G Davis2,
  3. Colm PF O'Donnell3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 11 MAY 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 26 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009102

How to Cite

McCarthy LK, Davis PG, O'Donnell CPF. Nasal airways (single or double prong, long or short) for neonatal resuscitation (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009102. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009102.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The National Maternity Hospital, Neonatal Department, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    The Royal Women's Hospital, Department of Newborn Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin 2, Ireland

*Lisa K McCarthy, Neonatal Department, The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, 2, Ireland.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 11 MAY 2011




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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

In infants resuscitated at birth with positive pressure ventilation does resuscitation with:

  • a nasal airway (e.g. single or double, long or short nasal prongs) compared to a face mask;
  • a nasal airway compared to a laryngeal mask airway;
  • any type of nasal airway (e.g. single nasal prong) compared to another nasal airway (e.g. short binasal prongs).

reduce morbidity and mortality?

We plan subgroup analysis to determine whether safety and efficacy vary according to:

  • gestational age: term (37 weeks' gestation and above), preterm infants (between 29 and 36 weeks gestation), very preterm infants (< 29 weeks);
  • ventilation device for delivering PPV:  self-inflating bag, flow-inflating bag and T-piece device.