Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Describe NCPAP aims to establish and maintain lung volume.
2. Setup and commence with NCPAP for a baby requiring ventilation.
3. Write a nursing care plan for a baby on NCPAP.
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) aims to establish and maintain lung volume. In the neonatal intensive care unit environment, NCPAP is a relatively simple and effective therapy for respiratory distress syndrome.