Non-Invasive Ventilation in Infants : Case Overview

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a critical therapeutic approach in neonatal care for infants with respiratory distress. Respiratory Support: NIV provides respiratory support to infants with conditions such as respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), or congenital anomalies. NIV is favored to avoid endotracheal intubation and the associated complications, as it can be gentler on an infant's fragile airways. The pressure and oxygen levels are carefully adjusted to optimize oxygenation and reduce the work of breathing. Continuous monitoring is essential to ensure the infant's comfort and response to NIV, with adjustments made as needed. Complications such as nasal injury or abdominal distension can occur, necessitating careful attention and management. The duration of NIV varies depending on the infant's condition and progress. Some may need it for a short time, while others may require more prolonged support. As the infant's condition improves, a gradual weaning process is initiated, transitioning from NIV to conventional oxygen therapy.

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