KANGAROO RESEARCH TEAM
Who Created the Kangaroo?
The Kangaroo Board was developed by 3 clever medical professionals. During a brainstorm session between a seasoned Neonatologist, a head nurse of an NICU in Scottsdale, Arizona and a head nurse of a labor and delivery unit in Chicago, Illinois, the trio realized that the current system of storing and organizing the equipment and medication associated with infant resuscitation was in need of an overhaul.
In light of new rules from American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program(NRP) and the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) all hospitals are in the process of rethinking how to:
- Provide a safe and secure storage for resuscitation equipment and drugs.
- Bag mask ventilate, intubate, and do cardiac compression within 2 minutes.
- Have the equipment to rapidly insert an umbilical venous catheter and give epinephrine and a normal saline bolus within 2 – 3 minutes.
- Keep a more visible inventory to ensure all equipment is readily available.
- Create instant availability of equipment to offsite resuscitation teams.
A team of nurses and a neonatologist created the Kangaroo Board to create a tool that would give medical professionals all of the equipment and drugs necessary for the first 10 minutes of infant resuscitation all in one compact mobile board.
“Over 500 hospitals in the US currently agree that every delivery & resuscitation team in the country should be using the Kangaroo Board.
Find out why."