SMART Resuscitation Mask Leak Trainer


We offer two versions of this device. The Standard version for the ARNI Training Course or an Advanced version for Training/Research. The Standard version is supplied with a preterm and term manikin whilst the Advanced version includes your choice of preterm, term or young children manikin.



Standard (ARNI) and Advanced (Training/Research) Versions
The SMART Mask Leak Trainer device was originally developed to form part of the UK Resuscitation Council’s (ARNI) course. Those licensed to run ARNI courses will need the Standard version and the preterm and term manikins. The Standard and Advanced version software displays the generated (bag or T piece) lung pressure, flow rate, inspired/expired volumes along with % difference (due to mask leakage).


For those that wish to examine the traces obtained in more detail for research or training then the Advanced version has additional software features to save, recall and export for research purposes and practice sections to allow for practice, observation and certification.

The continuous practice section can be used for as long, and as often, as desired for training purposes with the option to select the best mask and develop technique, in order to improve ventilation success. There is also a Certification feature to certify the standard achieved with a time limited test.

Using the SMART Mask Leak Training Device
The device demonstrates effective technique and helps individuals and groups to practice different techniques with real time feedback.
Feedback allows individuals to find the most effective mask hold technique and highlight areas for continued development, which can be taken into clinical practice.
It can also be used to explore a range of aspects that may impact on the efficiency of face mask ventilation, from devices to team factors. Group work can highlight that one technique may not suit all resuscitators, an important consideration when supervising and training colleagues in this important skill. The SMART device can subsequently be used in self-directed practice to maintain and enhance performance after training.

What feedback does the device give?

The SMART software displays typical respiratory function waveforms – pressure, flow, respiratory rate and volume. Easy to read scales, including a time stamp, enable the user to examine delivered positive pressure ventilation and its variation on a ‘breath by breath’ basis.

The SMART device does not require the user to be familiar with respiratory waveforms as mask leak is simultaneously presented numerically with accompanying colour coded graphics in a clear and unambiguous way. By means of the user-friendly visual feedback, the effectiveness of resuscitation devices and /or techniques can be assessed, altered and improved.

Having completed the practice section to your satisfaction in the Training/Research version, the option is given to move into the Certification section, where the results from a timed session can subsequently be printed as a record of achievement.

Additional information


SMART Standard, SMART Advanced