What is Neonatal Ventilator Care?
There are special types of ventilators designed especially for neonates. These are called ‘neonatal ventilators’. A neonate or a newborn is kept on a ventilator when they are born premature, born with respiratory or cardiac abnormalities or have trouble maintaining a constant breathing pattern. Proper nutrition and some medications can also be administered via a ventilator. The ventilator also protects babies from external infections. Your baby can be on neonatal ventilation in the hospital itself or at your
house under professional supervision. The respiratory therapist and neonatologist will see to it that the oxygen levels required for your child’s weight, blood levels and associated medical conditions are met via the ventilator.