Non-invasive therapies including nCPAP are recommended to improve ventilation while protecting the lungs from more invasive techniques.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) supports baby’s spontaneous breathing by providing a non-invasive respiratory therapy that maintains low pressure distension in the airways during inspiration and expiration. Non-invasive therapies including CPAP are recommended to improve ventilation while protecting the lungs from more invasive techniques (1).
CPAP supports baby’s own respiratory effort, providing a way of treating respiratory distress while avoiding the complications associated with invasive ventilation (1,2,3). The low pressure distension maintained by a closed CPAP system is beneficial for infants in respiratory distress as the continuous pressure support aids alveolar recruitment & gas exchange, increases & maintains functional residual capacity and reduces work of breathing (1,4).
It should be delivered using a heated and humidified system to ensure patient comfort & tolerance to the therapy. The heat and humidity delivered to baby aids thermoregulation and can reduce the instance of infection by facilitating mucociliary transport.
AquaVENT® NEO nCPAP Circuits
AquaVENT® NEO nCPAP circuits provide optimal humidity via nasal mask or prong with additional BioCote® antimicrobial protection. Our circuits are compatible with all common neonatal and paediatric nCPAP ventilators, flexibility of use reduces the need for multiple circuits, helping minimise waste.
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NeoFlow nCPAP Generator Set
Using the complete NeoFlow nCPAP system, including NeoFlow Bonnet and NeoFlow Generator Set, helps caregiver maintain a stable midline placement to ensure optimal therapy and comfort for baby.
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NeoFlow nCPAP Silencer
NeoFlow nCPAP Silencer is suitable for single use in combination with nCPAP therapy.
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AquaVENT® Heater Humidifier
The AquaVENT® Heater Humidifier maintains consistent heat to the breathing circuit even at low tidal volumes, delivering optimal humidity to infants who require respiratory support via nCPAP generator.
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BioCote® Antimicrobial Silver Technology
Our neonatal breathing systems are supplied with BioCote®, an antimicrobial silver additive to limit the numbers of microbes on the surface of the breathing circuit, protecting it from microbial colonisation.
1. Sweet, David G et al. “European Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Respiratory Distress Syndrome – 2019 Update.” Neonatology vol. 115,4 (2019): 432-450.
2. Thukral, A., et al. “Efficacy and safety of CPAP in low-and middle-income countries.” Journal of perinatology 36.1 (2016): S21-S28.
3. SUPPORT Study Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network. “Early CPAP versus surfactant in extremely preterm infants.” New England Journal of Medicine 362.21 (2010): 1970-1979.
4. Boxwell, G., Petty, J., & Kaiser, L. Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (2019).