Which do you use where you work, Jets or oscillators? Just wondering... scrolling though posts, I see both mentioned.
We have Jets, there was a period of time about a year ago that we had to use oscillators because of a circuit problem that the jets were having (not in my hospital, but there was a recall so we got rid of them until the problem was corrected.) I was not a fan of the oscillators at all!
Just curious about other's experience.
Jan 11, '14
Your "favorite" should be based upon the clinical situation and the indication for a particular ventilator.
The HFJV has strengths especially for PIE.
The HFOV has strengths for other situations.
The HFJV sometimes can deliver good gas exchange with a lower MAP than the HFOV.
A good NICU should have both to meet the needs of the patient population your unit sees. A ventilator should fit the patient's needs rather than trying to make the patient fit the ventilator.
Last edit by TraumaSurfer on Jan 11, '14