High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is a well-known respiratory support technique, whose physiological principles are quite different from conventional ventilation. Short- and long-term benefits have been suggested for HFOV-treated preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), although these are not consistently reported in every trial. Given the accumulated experience and its relative simplicity, HFOV has also been used as rescue therapy for other types of respiratory failure in more mature and in severely ill neonates. HFOV is commonly used in neonatal critical care, its use in non-invasive mode has also been introduced and several industries have produced modern ventilators providing HFOV with different technology.
During this webinar, Prof. Daniele De Luca will speak about the results of an in vitro, physiological study to investigate the oscillation transmission of several 2nd generation oscillators in lung models mimicking all possible mechanical conditions observed in NICU that could significantly and differently affect the performance of the tested devices.
This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063
Pediatricians, Neonatologists, Respiratory therapists