CPAP vs HFNC, an ongoing debate, but does it have to be one or the other? Many times CPAP is the first treatment to respiratory distress in the neonate, where HFNC is used frequently as a weaning tool. Providers make this decision based off of gestational age, diagnosis, and treatment history. Would HFNC be used more if it was easier to transition the patient with no loss of support? What if providers had a better idea of the pressure that was actually being generated by that flow? If you answered yes to either of these questions NeoPAP might be a solution for your NICU.
It’s that time of year again, Baby Sleep Day! Of course, we don’t mean your baby should sleep all-day on March 1st, but this day is dedicated to focusing on the importance of a good night’s sleep for every baby and young child, as well as their family. Healthy sleep habits are important for these developing minds and help provide a brighter future for their sleep.
Most hospitals with labor and delivery capabilities are equipped to stabilize critical newborns, but not all hospitals can provide continuous care to this special population. In a hospital that is incapable of caring for these sick babies, they must rely on outside facilities to come and transport the infant to a hospital with a neonatal intensive care unit.
Ventilating premature babies is a science that researchers are constantly re-evaluating. Best practices are updated often while we try to find the best way to help this population breathe more easily, with the least amount of support. The most commonly used strategy right now is early CPAP, but at what cost?
Having a premature baby can lead you down a path with a few bumps in the road. Many things are different and going home with your precious cargo can be scary for most parents. So what can you expect as you take your baby home?
Imagine you’re pregnant, nearing your due date, and filled with a combination of both excitement and nervousness, but then things take an unexpected turn and your baby is here early. They are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and you have to touch your baby through the door of an incubator.
The NeoPAP is a sophisticated CPAP delivery and treatment system developed to treat newborns and infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) or who are recovering from RDS.