Policy Number

8550

IWK - 8550 - NICU Invasive HFOV Guidelines

Description

Invasive High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation is a form of ventilation that provides small tidal volumes at high frequency breath rates. The mechanical ventilator delivers the volumes by using varying pressure oscillations around a set mean airway pressure oscillations around a set mean airway pressure (MAP) via an endotracheal tube (ETT).