Thank you all so very much for responding to my post!
So, you are telling me that the VIP Bird and the Drager ventilators can be set for NPCPAP or NPIMV with a rate and the ventillators do not scream incessantly? Oh my stars, how wonderful!!
Could you do me a favor the next time you are at work, could you scribble down a little more detail about the full name of the vent you use, like "VIP BIRD 2700" or "Drager ......." and post it here? No great detail, just something I can work with to tell our doctors and respiratory therapy department abouty. I'd love the information so we can see if our hospital can purchase or at least trial these ventilators.
At my previous hospital, many years ago, we used the VIP Bird vents and I don't remember having a problem with them alarming constantly when the kids were set on cpap with a rate. We did use a lot of bubble cpap for our nasal prong patients though as I remember.
Thanks again for posting!!