For each baby there is an individual zone of ideal ventilation, which is why the focus should always be on providing highly sensitive ventilation that keeps pace with a baby’s changing needs—from the very first breath onwards.
Yet artificial respiration is one of the most invasive procedures performed in neonatal intensive care, making it particularly important that a ventilator adapt to your patient’s requirements, and not vice versa. The ultimate aim is to achieve a harmonious balance between patient and ventilator—in which the ventilator adapts not only to the patient’s needs, but also protects the baby as much as possible.
Here, you will find a selection of resources—including research, videos, and clinical guidelines—to support you in the respiratory care of delicate infants.
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Dr. Null discusses the basics, goals, techniques and specifically advantages and disadvantages of Assist Control SIMV.
Dr. Null discusses advantages and disadvantages of volume ventilation, pressure support, MMV and VG.
Dr. Null explains the physiology and delivery of CPAP.
Continuation of the delivery of CPAP - EET, advantages and disadvantages, timing, maximal pressure, adjunctive therapy, weaning and reasons for failure.
Dr. Null discusses the types and differences, mechanics, pressure transmission, HFV compared to conventional, and oxygenation.
Why use it and how to use it.
Pulmonary hypoplasia and achieving appropriate lung expansion
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Extensive review of exisiting literature by T. Allen Merritt, MD, MHA, Professor of Pediatrics / Neonatology.