Neonatal/Infant Resuscitation 2
David Tingay, MBBS DCH FRACP PhD
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Inflation is essential for aeration at birth, but clinicians give inflating pressures (PIP) in the Delivery Room without any evidence to support practice.
Driving pressure is essential for lung aeration at birth but comes with a risk of volutrauma and direct pressure injury (ergotrauma and barotrauma). Dynamic PEEP does not initiate lung injury alone and may reduce this risk by allowing lower ΔP. There is an urgent need to understand the clinical impact of different PIP levels at birth.