Resuscitation Council (UK)

Quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Equipment used in Homebirth

Equipment to be kept on the designated elevated surface area
All items to be LATEX FREE

Airway Equipment

  • Self-inflating bag – 500 ml with 40 cm blow off valve
  • Round soft silicone masks for the preterm and term baby - (x 2 of each size)
  • Stethoscope
  • Laryngoscope handle – with long and short blade (0,00)
  • Oropharyngeal airways – sizes 0 (6 cm), 00 (5 cm) and 000 (4 cm)
  • Portable suction equipment – e.g. electrically operated suction machine
  • or double chamber mucous extractors
  • Paediatric Yankauer suckers – (x 2)
  • Soft suction catheters sizes 12 or 14 FG
  • Syringes (5 ml x 2)
  • Nasogastric tubes – sizes 6 FG, 8 FG, and 10 FG
  • Elastoplast / hypofix / cotton tape
  • Spare bulbs, batteries and disposable blades for laryngoscope if necessary
  • Gloves
  • Small gauze squares – (x 2 packets)

Additional Items

  • Changing mat / heated mattress
  • Hats (x 2)
  • Towels (x 4)
  • Good portable light e.g. torch
  • Sterile packs of cord scissors and umbilical clamp (x 3)
  • Scissors
  • Sharps disposal container
  • Clock / stop watch
  • Record keeping charts
  • Identification bracelets


May 2011

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