ok i know that vapotherm is 5-40 l/min via nasal cannula along with nearly 100% humidity delivered at body temperature. but that's basically all i can find out.. it's not in my book. i have a pt that is on this with acute bronchiolitis.. so is vapotherm high or low flow? i have found things ont hte internet that say both so i am very confused. what would be the next step up from vapotherm if his condition worsens? what's so special about vapotherm other than the humidity part? thanks!
Nov 27, '08
I googled "vapotherm" and tracked down this resource: http://www.vtherm.com/forclinicians/
I have not used this device personally, but I think it is used in Level 3 NICUs.
Nov 28, '08
Vapotherm is high flow. Here is an article you may find beneficial.
I've used Vapotherm in the past...depending on the severity for what is next depends on the facility - some may use CPAP or may go ahead and intubate. Vapotherm was taken off the market a while back for its use in neonates due to Pseudomonas infections related to the cartridge and is now starting to be used again.