Everything posted by NowCousins
We do this in theory, (northern ireland, UK) as in, it is written in our guideline that it's a possibility, however, it's yet to happen as babies don't come out of the incubator with umbilical lines. But IF we do have a baby without a uvc in, then we could. Happy to send guideline, the holding part is minimal though.
Nasotrachael intubation is the more common method used here in Northern Ireland and High frequency oscillation ventilation is used successfully, with and without the use of Nitric oxide. Is your question more about HFOV via nasal intubation/ETT or about HFOV in general?
for developmental care see: The Newborn Individualised Developmental Care & Assessment Programme - http://www.nidcap.org/nidcap_training.aspx and "Bliss" provide some great publications (free) - for staff and parents; http://www.bliss.org.uk/improving-care/family-centred-care/developmental-care-sig/