The American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) guidelines recommend the use of heated humidification with infant nasal CPAP.
Optimal Humidity (37 °C, 44 mg/L) with CPAP is vital to support an infant’s breathing and protect its developing lungs.
Optimal Humidity protects the lungs to optimize outcomes for the infant by:
Minimizing airway drying
Improving secretion clearance
Reduce airway constriction
These effects combine to reduce the work of breathing.