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With American Thanksgiving coming up this weekend a post about “cold turkey” seemed apropos. You can’t work in Neonatology and not be familiar with CPAP. We have learned much about this modality in the last couple decades as clinicians have moved more and more towards non-invasive support as the preferred strategy for supporting newborns regardless of gestational age. Ask a Neonatologist how they use CPAP and you will find varied opinions about how high to go and how quickly to wean. I have written about one weaning strategy before on this blog using monitor oxygen saturation histogram data to
I am currently writing my dissertation on the use of non-invasive ventilation to deliver nitric oxide in neonates and I was wondering: What are people‘s experiences of using non-invasive iNO with CPAP, Nasal cannula, oxygen hood etc? Which gestational have you primarily used it with? What were the indications/ underlying pathologies? Have you found this has reduced the need for mechanical ventilation or ECMO? Have you needed to deliver higher doses to achieve the same effect seen on mechanical ventilation? Which countries
Dear colleagues Just a naïve question. Endotracheal, nasopharyngeal and oral suctioning in infants -- what first, second and third? My idea was 1. Trachea 2. Oropharyngeal 3. Nose. But some colleagues told that oropharyngeal suctioning first because we need to clean upper airways in order to avoid risk of microaspiration by ETT during the endotracheal suctioning. For example guidelines from Ireland https://www.olchc.ie/Healthcare-Professionals/Nursing-Practice-Guidelines/Suctioning-Guideline-Sept-2017.pdf support my opinion. But the other opinion sounds reasonabl