As a Pediatric Anesthesia clinician, my work is focused on the clinical application of new technology to provide better care.
High Frequency Jet Ventilation (HFJV)
Advances in early neonatal intensive care have improved operating conditions for neonates undergoing tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) repair. Specifically, the ventilation of these patients is very difficult as positive pressure can force air through the fistula and into the stomach. Our institution has been using HFJV to successfully manage these cases, providing better surgical conditions by avoiding air in the stomach and desaturations which can halt surgery. Interestingly, little literature is available for this technique and so we aim to prospectively describe our experience with these cases