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The nursing care of the infant receiving bubble CPAP therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18418205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are increasing numbers of low birth-weight and premature infants surviving with conditions such as chronic lung disease or bronchopulmonary dysplasia due to complications of assisted mechanical ventilation and other factors. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been used as an alternative respiratory treatment to prevent and manage lung disease in preterm infants since the 1970s. Evidence has demonstrated the usefulness of CPAP in the delivery room, as a rescue therapy, as an extubation tool, and a method for managing apnea of prematurity. Bubble CPAP is a unique, simple, inexpensive way of providing continuous positive pressure to infants. Some background and training in the setup, care, and evaluation of the infant on bubble CPAP is essential for positive outcomes.
Krista M Bonner; Rosalie O Mainous
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1536-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neonatal Care     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-17     Completed Date:  2008-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125644     Medline TA:  Adv Neonatal Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-95; quiz 96-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Associates, PSC and University of Louisville, KY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / instrumentation,  methods*,  nursing*
Equipment Failure Analysis
Evidence-Based Medicine
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care, Neonatal
Monitoring, Physiologic

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