Bubble Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: An Effective Low-Cost Intervention for Resource-Constrained Settings

Bubble Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: An Effective Low-Cost Intervention for Resource-Constrained Settings

In this article Egesa and Waibi demonstrate that although evidence has demonstrated the effectiveness of the low-cost bubble nasal CPAP in reducing newborn mortality, its widespread use is yet to be seen in resource-constrained settings. In this review, authors provides a brief overview of the history, physiological benefits, effectiveness, indications, contraindications, and complications of bubble nasal CPAP. They also detail a locally assembled bubble nasal CPAP system used in resource-constrained settings and highlights the care package for neonates receiving bCPAP, failure criteria, and strategies for weaning that are more suited to resource constraint settings. Walufu Ivan Egesa, William Mugowa Waibi: Bubble Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bNCPAP): An Effective Low-Cost Intervention for Resource-Constrained Settings. International Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 2020, Article ID 8871980, 10 pages, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8871980

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