Inspire is Armstrong Medical’s monthly blog, breathing life into respiratory care. Succinct, clinical insights for busy healthcare professions.

Demystifying humidification in ICU

Issue 1

With such a busy environment in our Healthcare system, so many new staff and immense pressure on resources; saving time and cost are of the essence.

Humidifying patients can be a confusing phenomenon; learning how it works, when to apply it and what works best for each patient, alongside grasping the medical equipment needed for the treatment.

Let us explore humidification.

Is there something we can learn from Kangaroos?

Issue 2

Recent studies show the early introduction of Kangaroo care can have a dramatic positive impact on the outcomes for preterm and low birth weight babies.

Skin-to-skin care, often referred to as ‘kangaroo care’, has become widely adopted in maternity practice and neonatal environments globally since its pioneering conception in Bogotá, Columbia.