Introduction: Newborn infants often require support for their respiratory management. Ventilatory management of term and preterm infants is the most important and arguably most challenging part of NICU care. While it is a lifesaving modality, use of ventilation comes with its own risk of lung damage associated with ventilator induced lung injury. With the development of technology and increased resources, we are in a position to save very premature infants to babies with severe meconium aspiration syndrome. With increase in number of neonatal units a need for improvement in understanding of neonatal ventilation is more acute than ever.
Aim: To present and discuss a practical approach to neonatal ventilation based on current scientific and evidence base.
Method: By the end of the workshop, participants would be able to: