Impact of implementing 5 potentially better respiratory practices on neonatal outcomes and costs.

@article{Levesque2011ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of implementing 5 potentially better respiratory practices on neonatal outcomes and costs.},
  author={Bernadette M. Levesque and Leslie A. Kalish and J. G. Lapierre and Maureen Welch and Virginia M Porter},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={e218-26}
}
OBJECTIVE We implemented 5 potentially better practices to limit mechanical ventilation (MV), supplemental oxygen, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in newborn infants born before 33 weeks' gestation. METHODS The methods used in this study included (1) exclusive use of bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP), (2) provision of bCPAP in the delivery room, (3) strict intubation criteria, (4) strict extubation criteria, and (5) prolonged CPAP to avoid supplemental oxygen. We excluded… CONTINUE READING