The incidence of brochopulmonary dysplasia remains significant for preterm infants despite new ventilatory technologies and strategies. Ms. Dalgleish provides a guided tour through common supportive and adjunctive interventions that may make a real difference for long-term outcomes of very low birth weight infants.
State the definition of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and how it has changed over time.
List risk factors for BPD.
Identify preventative strategies to reduce bronchopulmonary dysplasia and/or its impact.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner,
Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services