2023-12-18 / News
Whenever manual ventilation in the delivery room (DR) or in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is necessary, caregivers face a demanding task. They have to avoid over- and underventilation as well as keep track of multiple tasks being performed simultaneously, to name just some of the particular challenges. Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) is the standard procedure for manual ventilation in neonates and preterm infants – but its accurate application depends largely on the experience and skill of the caregiver who controls it.
We asked two experts in paediatric intensive care to elaborate on the challenges for caregivers, possible short- and long-term consequences for the preterm infants, and on their experience working with a respiratory function monitor. Will these monitors contribute data leading to a better determination of key respiratory parameters in PPV of neonates?
Watch PD Dr. med Martin Stocker’s and ap. Prof. PD DDr. Michael Wagner’s stance on these questions: