Nasal CPAP, used for treating infants, has developed a great deal in the past 20 years with many devices now available. Inspire nCPAP™ from Inspiration Healthcare builds on the experience of the past to provide caregivers with a cost effective solution for supporting the respiratory compromised infant.
nCPAP works well when the added work of breathing is reduced, ensuring the infants do not tire so quickly and allowing them to use energy to grow. Using established fluidic principles, the Inspire nCPAP range is more effective than traditional methods of delivering nCPAP.
How it Works
Fresh gas is accelerated through small entrance tubes, it enters the internal chamber at a certain angle, allowing it to become unstable and to follow the path of least resistance. As the baby inhales, fresh gas is directed towards the infant. As inspiration ends, the flow is flipped around and leaves the generator through the expiratory tube effectively creating active expiration.
The expiratory tube also acts as a reservoir of fresh gas, therefore should the infant’s peak flow demand rise above the delivered flow, gas will be entrained from the expiratory tube, allowing the infants peak flow requirement to be satisfied.
- nCPAP is proven to be beneficial in supporting infants with respiratory problems
- Comprehensive range of prongs and masks
- Masks and prongs are colour-coded for ease of recognition and use
- Designed using proven fluidic principles
- Simple fixation with bonnets to fit most infants
- Inspire generators are available with and without patient delivery circuits for greater flexibility
Inspire nCPAP™ from Inspiration Healthcare has a comprehensive range of accessories. Each generator comes packaged complete with 3 prongs (Small, Medium and Large) and a sizing guide. Additionally, nasal masks are available for patients who have been nasally intubated and therefore have asymmetrical nostrils or where an adequate seal cannot be maintained using the prongs. Circuits can be supplied in various configurations including a transport version and with filters/silencers. A comprehensive range of colour coded bonnets helps to ensure that the generator is fixed on the infants.