A full term baby is born in the hospital lobby
When there’s need to ventilate a new-born?
Start positive-pressure ventilation with room air and move the baby to a care area. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is a way to help babies breathe when their upper airways are blocked or they can’t breathe on their own. Respiratory failure is when a person can’t breathe or can’t get their lungs to work. The risks of full endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation are not present. Instead, it uses the ventilator to give more oxygen and raise the pressure in the airways. When constant positive pressure is put on the airway of a new-born who is breathing on his or her own, it keeps the alveoli’s functional residual capacity high enough to prevent atelectasis and improves the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the pulmonary circulation.