Using the 3100A in Lung Recruitment and Protection of the Neonatal Lung webcast


Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) continues to be a common diagnosis for premature infants. For premature infants requiring additional respiratory support, high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) has shown to be an effective method for ventilation and oxygenation.1 For performing lung volume recruitment by delivering larger mean airway pressures than conventional ventilation, HFOV can be safely used without causing lung injury.2 The percentage of oxygen delivered to premature infants can be reduced by using oxygenation as a guide in lung volume recruitment.3 Compared to conventional ventilation, infants treated with HFOV often had less chronic lung disease—demonstrated by favorable small airway function, as well as decreased mortality due to oxygen exposure.2,4

Course summary

This webcast discusses managing critically ill neonatal patients using HFOV.


This program is approved for 1 hour of CRCE credit.

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

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Learning objectives

Explore the background of ventilator-induced lung injury


Understand the physiology of lung recruitment


Learn how to perform HFOV lung recruitment in preterm infants at the bedside


Obtain a strategy for extubating from HFOV to CPAP



Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 2015