Basic neonatal and paediatric mechanical ventilation

Eribaweimon, Shilla and Lewis, Leslie (2012) Basic neonatal and paediatric mechanical ventilation. Indian Journal of Respiratory Care, 1 (1). pp. 21-27.

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Neonatal and paediatric ventilation is highly challenging in respiratory care. Management of the ‘little ones’ on ventilator is a difficult task. A strong knowledge about basic respiratory physiology and lung mechanics of newborns, gives us the easier application of providing both noninvasive and invasive ventilation. Respiratory distress is mainly assessed by Downes’ score, clinical conditions and arterial blood gases. Different modes of ventilation describe the easier ability for gentler ventilation and lung protective strategy. Humidification is essential as the upper airway is bypassed and it can prevent hypothermia. This review will explore the ventilatory support in neonates and paediatric age group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neonatal, mechanical ventilation, pulmonary physiology, modes of ventilation, humidification.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Respiratory Therapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 04:36
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 04:36

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