The velcro mustache: A potential barrier to effective bag-and-mask ventilation in neonates on nasal CPAP: Two case reports

Sabah Helou, Howard J. Birenbaum, Daniel Blue, Maria A. Pane, Gregory Andre Marinkovich

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Abstract

Hudson prongs (Hudson RCI, Teleflex Medical, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) (a device to deliver nasal continuous positive airway pressure) are often secured with a "Velcro mustache" in neonatal intensive care units. We report 2 premature infants who required bag-and-mask ventilation while on Hudson prongs secured with a Velcro mustache. Effective ventilation was achieved only after removing the Velcro mustache.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1042
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory care
Volume56
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Keywords

  • CPAP
  • Continuous positive airway pressure
  • Hudson prongs
  • Neonate
  • Quality improvement
  • Velcro mustache

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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