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The Velcro Mustache: A Potential Barrier to Effective Bag-and-Mask Ventilation in Neonates on Nasal CPAP: Two Case Reports

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Hudson prongs (Hudson RCI, Teleflex Medical, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) (a device to deliver nasal continuous positive airway pressure) are often secured with a “Velcro mustache” in neonatal intensive care units. We report 2 premature infants who required bag-and-mask ventilation while on Hudson prongs secured with a Velcro mustache. Effective ventilation was achieved only after removing the Velcro mustache.

Keywords: CPAP; Hudson prongs; Velcro mustache; continuous positive airway pressure; neonate; quality improvement

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4187/respcare.01048

Affiliations: Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Publication date: July 1, 2011

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