Extubate with Confidence.
Successful extubation can be facilitated using the Vapotherm Hi-VNI Technology.
Collins CL, et al. J. Pediatrics. 2013 162(5): 949-54.
Reduce Nasal Trauma with Vapotherm
CPAP interfaces have been shown to cause significantly higher incidence rate of nasal trauma than Vapotherm. Damage to the nasal mucosa may be a cause of unexplained septicemia in the preterm population. Nosocomial sepsis places a significant burden on the infant, family, clinicians and health care system. On average, preventing each incident of nosocomial sepsis will reduce length of stay by 5.2 days and save an institution $10,000.1
1 Collins CL, Holberton JR, Barfield C & Davis PG. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Heated Humidified High-Flow Nasal Cannula with Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Postextubation in Premature Infants. J. Pediatr. 2013 162(5): 949-54.
Similar Safety to CPAP
The 2016 Cochrane Review concludes HFNC is similar in clinical efficacy and safety to all other forms of NIV with significantly less nasal trauma and potentially less pneumothorax.1
Vapotherm can be a tool for early extubation that, in conjunction with other clinical care practices, may reduce BPD.2