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Neonatal resuscitation kit, United Kingdom, 1951-1960

Some newborn babies have difficultly breathing and need extra oxygen – particularly those that are premature. In this kit a small gas cylinder would be connected to the rubber tubing, inflating the gas bag and delivering oxygen to the green face mask. A tool for removing mucus from the mouth, which may prevent breathing, is also included.

Object number:

1984-1746

 

Glossary:

Glossary: resuscitator

A device or instrument used for resuscitation after asphyxia or the cessation of breathing.

Glossary: resuscitation

The act of restoring life to someone near death. This is done by such measures as artificial respiration (kiss-of-life) and cardiac massage.