Vapotherm & The HIPSTER Trial: Review of Recent Clinical Literature
In September of 2016, the report of the HIPSTER trial came to press in the New England Journal of Medicine. The HIPSTER trial was a prospective, multicenter randomized controlled trial evaluating the outcomes for High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) compared to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) when used as a primary means of respiratory support in neonates.
Study Compares Rainout Between Two Popular High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Devices
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the total national healthcare expenditure in 2015 was $3.2 trillion, and 32.3% of that is for hospital care. The cost of healthcare has been steadily increasing and is projected to continue to rise. In 2014 there were 137.8 million emergency department visits, a 14.8% increase since 2006.
High Flow Nasal Cannula as First-Line Therapy in the Emergency Department Setting: a Review of Findings in Six Medical Centers
Since Vapotherm introduced high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in 2000, its applications and utility has increased to include hospital-wide settings and across all age groups. Additionally, there is some evidence that HFNC may help reduce the cost of patient care by limiting ICU admissions.
How to Manage the NiPPV Intolerant Patient
The emergency department (ED) can often be a chaotic and high intensity environment. As an ED clinician, it is helpful and important to quickly troubleshoot any problems that may arise during the care of a patient. Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NiPPV) is a commonly utilized tool during the treatment of various cardiac and pulmonary conditions seen in the ED.
The Role of the Emergency Department Clinician: Preventing Noninvasive Ventilation Intolerance
A call comes in from EMS for a patient being brought to the hospital with the signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, including shortness of breath and chest discomfort. As an emergency department (ED) clinician you begin to quickly take inventory of the different diagnoses for the chief complaint of dyspnea.
How to: Vapotherm Neonatal Cannula Affixation
With the patient in supine position, make sure his/her face is clean.
Use DuoDERM CGF Extra Thin Dressings (1-3/4″ x 1-1/2″).
Peel off the backing of each duoDERM Spot and place them halfway between the patient’s ear and corner of their lip.
Vapotherm Shows Similar Efficacy to CPAP/BiLevel in Infants with RDS
Clinicians have historically utilized nCPAP/NIPPV as primary non-invasive therapy. Several randomized controlled trials have…
Researchers Publish Approach to High Flow Nasal Cannula in Neonates
High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is commonly used to support neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), but reports suggest…