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Table 1 Configurations and Variables Tested – commercially available devices and improvised modifications

From: Testing positive pressure delivered from commercial and WHO-style pediatric bubble CPAP devices

Variation Air Flow Source bCPAP Chamber Tested Device Tubing Patient Interfaces Tested
Commercially Available Devices
Fisher & Paykel (F&P) Standard high-flow/high pressure air/oxygen wall interface F&P bubble CPAP chamber (F&P# BC100) F&P bCPAP tubing • F&P Nasal Prongs
• F&P Nasal Masks
• Standard Resuscitation Mask
Pumani Internal air flow pump +/− supplemental low-flow O2 Pumani bubble CPAP chamber • Standard Pumani tubing
• Standard Pumani tubing + F&P Flexitrunk™ connector
• Pumani Nasal Prongs
• F&P Nasal Masks
• Sleepweaver™ BIPAP mask
WHO-Style Devices
WHO Standard low-flow wall oxygen flow-meter (1–10 lpm) F&P bubble CPAP chamber Pediatric & Adult size CareFusion AirLife™ nasal cannulae Cut nasal cannulae
Improvised WHO Standard low-flow wall oxygen flow-meter (1–10 lpm) F&P bubble CPAP chamber F&P bCPAP tubing High flow nasal cannula (West Med)
Standard low-flow wall oxygen flow-meter (1–10 lpm) F&P bubble CPAP chamber Pumani tubing Pumani Nasal Prongs