Taking Home A Baby With Respiratory Problems? What To Know About Machines And CPR


If your infant has Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome, or some other type of respiratory concern that you worry about constantly, it's important to make sure that you're prepared. You want to know that you, your spouse, or anyone living the house with you would be able to help your infant in an emergency.

There are several ways that you can monitor and help with this type of respiratory problem, but being prepared is key. Consider the following training options and solutions

Learn the Bubble CPAP Basics

The CPAP machine will constantly put pressure on the baby's airway to keep it open, so the baby can breathe as needed without strain. You may have to find a machine on your own through a medical supply distributor, or your pediatrician may get you a machine that you can rent. Make sure that you take a class and learn the basics so you are properly instructed on how to use this machine.

 CPR Training

Infant CPR is a training that all parents should have before their baby is born, since there are many ways a baby can choke or stop breathing. You'll want to get certified and also do first aid training, so you are fully prepared at any time your baby may need to have CPR performed. The hospital where you plan to deliver or other health facilities in the area should offer the training classes that you need.

Sleep Monitor Training

You can use a sleep monitor at night to detect any breathing problems while the infant and you are sleeping, which may be necessary if they are only on the CPAP for a short amount of time. These monitors have to be wrapped around the baby and hooked up correctly, so training is important if you want the machine to work as designed.

You don't want to end up in an emergency situation and wish that you would have had the training necessary, or wish that you would have paid more attention when the machines were being explained. Talk with the pediatricians working with your child, and the other necessary medical professionals, to make sure you're prepared to take the baby home and to do all that is required to monitor their breathing. Once you have everything completed and you are 100 percent comfortable with the machines, you'll feel confident about the care you can provide, and your child's safety.

For more information contact a company like B and B Medical Technologies.


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