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.
For both ventilated and non-invasive ventilated patients there are two options: active or passive humidification.
We know that decisions regarding active or passive humidification will remain on the cards for many years to come but it is important to remember the fundamental benefits of delivering humidification (in whatever method) to patients requiring respiratory support.
If we look at the anatomy of our bodies, and in particular our lungs, performing all the wonderful jobs they are designed to do; they are truly amazing.