Baby Kondwani is having trouble breathing…

Please find baby Kondwani  at the bubbleCPAP station, he will be wearing a blue knit cap. 

Baby Kondwani’s mother gave birth to Kondwani via emergency c-section. He was born after spending only 34 weeks in the womb. Kondwani is considered pre-term, underweight, and is struggling to breathe on his own, which is common in pre-term babies and those born by c-section.

What does his examination show?

His nurse observes that breathing is difficult for Kondwanai; he is breathing rapidly and grunting after breaths. He will require breathing support. Kondwani’s doctor diagnoses him with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), meaning he needs breathing assistance.

How can his nurses & doctors help him?

Kondwani’s nurses and doctors place Kondwani on a Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP). This device helps Kondwani breathe by providing continuous pressure that prevents Kondwani’s lungs from collapsing when he exhales and supplies him with blended oxygen. Baby Kondwani will remain on the bCPAP until his lungs mature and he can breathe on his own.

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