Jan 29 18 How to ensure proper use of humidifier? Posted by admin How to ensure proper use of humidifier?
By measure the temperature of its water
By measure temperature of humidifier water
Humidified air is very important to prevent lung injury, not humidified air but warm humidified air is best for lung improvement
mariem abd el samee
temprature of humedifier, amount of water into it, connected to electricity,
Ensure correct amount of water inside the modifier
Avoid too large amount that can produce water vaper inside the connections so interfere with pressure delivery by increase resistance and increase humidity of inspired air with is harmful for neonate lung and for the machine and increase risk for frequent reconnection to remove excess water which interfere the function of continuous positive pressure ventilation and carry risk for contamination and infection VAP
Use sterile water and fill the modifier using asepticc technique to avoid contamination , wearing mask and gloves during changing water in the modifier to avoid biotrauma
Frequent check water level in modifier if be low than the mark for water so refill it as dry unhumodified air cause epithelial injury and worse the lung condition
Proper sitting of temperature according to weather as to be more warm in winter and regular check for actual water temperature
Applying infection control measures for regular change water, sterilization and during water filling to avoid ventilator association pneumonia
Use proper amount of water , change filters if needed ,regular change water
By measuring temperature of water , use sterile water not tap water to prevent infection
Karima Abdelfattah Bahgat
Proper use of humidifier by keep track of humidity levels.use only distilled or purified water ,change the water in the humidifier regularly.change any filters as instructed.
clean the humidifier regularly. follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
exercise caution when using a humidifier around children.
Proper cleaning and change of humidifier to avoid risk of infection
Keeping proper water level in water chamber of the humidifier is very important to avoid airway injuries in mechanicaly ventilated newborn
Proper humidifier temp. Prevent water condensation in the ventilator circuit which could cause ventelator associated pneumonia also causes increased airway resistance which consequently increases work of breathing, difficult weaning and prolonged hospital stay
We have to use distalled sterile water in the humidifier to avoid direct lung infection
The water chamber should be autoclaveable to be sterilized after each patient