I am pleased to announce my new publication on aerodigestive challenges for preterm and sick newborns who require neonatal intensive care. Supporting safe and successful feeding and swallowing in the setting of aerodigestive co-morbidities requires thoughtful reflection from multiple perspectives, to help us navigate both therapeutic differentials and interventions. The article addresses: considerations post-extubation, the potential impact of HFNC and CPAP, supporting feeding readiness in fragile infants, stridor, PMV trials, a protocol for NICU infants requiring long-term tracheostomy, and the contribution of instrumental assessment via videofluoroscopic swallow studies. Should be available on the Passy-Muir website soon.
Shaker, C.S. (2022) Aerodigestive changes for feeding and swallowing in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Passy Muir’s Aerodigestive Health Volume 5 Issue 1; 35-42.