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Servo-Controlled Nasal CPAP

The smallest thing does matter...

Thankfully, not every baby needs ventilating. However, a huge number of babies born every year need some sort of gentle support to help them through the first days of life.

CPAP ventilation has been shown to reduce the work of breathing and can facilitate early weaning. However, up until now most CPAP machines have relied upon the operator setting a fixed flow to achieve the desired pressure. This is fine until the baby or the generator moves, when the pressure can then jump up or down in a single breath. That’s why SLE has produced the SLE1000 nasal CPAP Driver.

More control

Unlike conventional CPAP drivers, where the carer has to monitor the pressure and continuously adjust the flow to compensate for leaks or movement, the SLE1000 allows the carer to set the desired pressure, and intelligent software continuously adapts the flow to maintain this pressure.

This servo-controlled flow helps with the elimination of over and under-pressure conditions caused by leaks and baby movement and means that the baby is more effectively supported.

The addition of a ‘boost’ button also allows for extra control during CPAP. Pushing the boost button gives an additional 3 mbar of pressure (~ 3 l/min of flow) and can be used to aid alveolar recruitment or to stimulate an apnoeic baby.

Flow Control

The SLE1000 also features a ‘Flow Mode’ for users who prefer manual setting of flows.
A simple turn and click of the Control knob allows the user to switch to Flow Mode giving complete manual control over the flow the baby receives.

For further information about the Servo-controlled CPAP on the SLE1000 click here, or email info@sle.co.uk