nCPAP for Infants Part 1: Managing neonatal patients using nCPAP webcast


Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) remains a common diagnosis for premature infants. For those premature infants requiring additional respiratory support, neonatal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) has been shown to be an effective method for improving functional residual capacity (FRC) and oxygenation.1,2 nCPAP is a recognized treatment in helping prevent alveolar collapse and decreasing intrapulmonary shunt that employs various types of nCPAP devices and interfaces.1,2,3 When compared to conventional ventilation, nCPAP may reduce incidence of ventilator-induced injury and chronic lung disease in infants—demonstrated by favorable small airway function as well as decreased mortality.4,5

Course summary

This webcast is part 1 of a series on nCPAP that discusses clinical management, monitoring and assessment.


This program is approved for 1 hour of CRCE credit.

If viewing as a group, all participants wishing to obtain CRCE credit must pre-register. In addition, you can obtain group viewing instructions, a roster and evaluation forms from your local sales representative.

This webcast is approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

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Learning objectives

Learn current literature on and practice standards for nCPAP


Understand physiological and desired effects of nCPAP


Understand normal alveoli and the definitions of damaged alveoli


Recognize indications, goals and contraindications of nCPAP application


Obtain knowledge on nCPAP interfaces, ventilator-induced injury and other related issues


Discuss clinical management, monitoring, assessment and failure of nCPAP