Surveillance study of pediatric patients receiving respiratory therapy, using the bain circuit system

Yolanda Trapana Yolanda, D. Stewart Macintyre, Bernard H. Holzman, Timothy Cleary, Jose Mora

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Abstract

The Bain circuit, which has been used previously for anesthesia, was adopted for long-term mechanical ventilation for infants and children in a pediatric intensive care unit. When this ventilation system is used, humidifier temperatures must be kept at temperatures significantly lower than the recommended 50°C to avoid excessive airway temperatures and thermal injury. Routine infection control measures such as daily changing of respiratory therapy equipment and the use of sterile water in Cascade humidifiers were enforced. It was demonstrated that the use of the Bain circuit with a Cascade humidifier kept at a temperature of 36.9°±1.9°C was not associated with nosocomial infection of the lower respiratory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalAJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Respiratory Therapy
Pediatrics
Temperature
Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Infection Control
Cross Infection
Artificial Respiration
Ventilation
Anesthesia
Hot Temperature
Equipment and Supplies
Water
Wounds and Injuries
Humidifiers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology

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Surveillance study of pediatric patients receiving respiratory therapy, using the bain circuit system. / Yolanda, Yolanda Trapana; Stewart Macintyre, D.; Holzman, Bernard H.; Cleary, Timothy; Mora, Jose.

In: AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 10, No. 4, 01.01.1982, p. 128-132.

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Yolanda, Yolanda Trapana ; Stewart Macintyre, D. ; Holzman, Bernard H. ; Cleary, Timothy ; Mora, Jose. / Surveillance study of pediatric patients receiving respiratory therapy, using the bain circuit system. In: AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 1982 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 128-132.
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