Quote from dawngloves
Gompers, we're trialing Vapor Therm too. Do you have a problem with water shooting out the prongs and up the babies nose?
We're trialing the VapoTherm and a very similar set-up from Fisher Prikel (sp.) as well. We prefer the VapoTherm as the tubing is just like a larger nasal cannula setup (very long and flexible), while with the Fisher one the cannula is only like 2 feet long and then it attaches to short, thick vent tubing. (Of course, word has it we're buying the Fisher ones, go figure.)
YES, once in awhile we have gotten a rush of water out of these cannulas. We've found a couple of solutions for this. First, we'll determine if the baby can tolerate a slower flow, as the faster the flow, the more humidity builds up. Second, we'll try to move the baby to a bedspace away from any air vents or drafts, as the cooler temperature in parts of the unit causes a lot more condensation inside that hot tubing. As a last resort, we'll decrease the temperature of the humidity, from 37 degrees to maybe 35. If the baby's temp is stable like this, it often does the trick and is still warmer than what the kids get from a regular cannula.