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 (US)
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalAJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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