Integrating NAVA into Your Clinical Practice:

An Interactive and Educational Experience

Thursday, March 8th

LIMITED SEATS: 50 Participants

Supported by:

08.30 – 09.30

Synchrony in Neonatal Ventilation – Kim Firestone, MS, RRT

Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of synchrony in ventilation
  • Discuss the types of ventilatory asynchrony
  • Describe the various types of triggers including pressure, flow and neural triggers
  • Learn about the components of the Edi signal

09.30 – 09.40

BREAK

09.40 – 10.40

Literature and Data Review of NAVA – Howard Stein, MD 

Objectives:

  • Describe normal Edi values for term and preterm neonates
  • Discuss short term outcomes of neonates on NAVA ventilation
  • Discuss the effect of NAVA ventilation on patient comfort and work of breathing
  • Present data on long term outcomes of neonates on NAVA ventilation

10.40 – 10.50

COFFEE BREAK

10.50 – 13.20

Set up, Initiation and Management of NAVA – Howard Stein, MD; Kim Firestone MS, RRT 

Objectives:

  • Describe how to place a NAVA catheter correctly
  • Discuss how to choose initial settings for NAVA and NIV NAVA in the neonate
  • Describe how set and use apnea time, peak pressure limit and the NAVA level
  • Discuss how to adjust NAVA settings depending on the patient response
  • Discuss how to wean NAVA
  • Discuss pitfalls of NAVA ventilation

13.20 – 14.20

LUNCH BREAK

14.20 – 15.20

Advanced NAVA Management– Howard Stein, MD

Objectives:

  • Discuss challenging cases
    1. Patients with malignant apnea
    2. Patients with BPD
  • Discuss non-ventilatory uses for the Edi positioning screen

15.20 – 15.30

COFFEE BREAK

15.30 – 16.30

Round Table discussion with refreshments 

Objectives:

  • Answer questions about challenges in the application of NAVA
    1. Discuss plan to bring NAVA into their NICU
  • Network with other physicians
  • Establish collaborative groups to work together to bring NAVA into NICUs successfully

16.30

CLOSURE OF THE WORKSHOP