When ventilating neonatal patients, inspiratory pressure and PEEP are key parameters for managing the patient. However, two factors can impact the pressures that are applied at the patient side of the interface:
The resistance of the NIV interface and leaks can result in uncertainty around the actual pressure delivery to the patient and can make patient management decisions more challenging for the clinician.
NIV+ software for the Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator is designed to measure end inspiratory and end expiratory pressures at the patient interface. This provides valuable information to the clinician and may reduce the uncertainty around effective pressure delivery to the patient. It also provides a robust means of determining disconnect, especially when leaks are present. NIV+ software: