How to ensure CPAP success
The use of neonatal CPAP is increasing, but in some cases CPAP fails to provide enough support and need for intubation and mechanical ventilation is required. Infants following this path, have a higher rate of complications.
Can we predict CPAP failure?
There are several demographic risk factors for CPAP failure, including immature gestation, lower birth weight, male gender and in particular early oxygen requirement. Can we use an indicator of oxygenation to predict when we should intervene with surfactant therapy?
In this video Peter A Dargaville, Staff specialist, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care, Royal Hobart Hospital, share his knowledge of how to succeed with CPAP treatment.
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Introduction CPAP Failure
1. What is meant by CPAP failure and how frequently does it occur?
2. What leads to CPAP failure and when to intervene?
3. FiO2 is a reliable predictor of CPAP failure: how to read data in the ROC curves?
4. FiO2 in scientific literature and suggested thresholds for LISA
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“CPAP failure means that the CPAP has failed to provide sufficient mechanical respiratory support to a preterm infant.”
174-2019 MARK November 2019