Impact of a Care Bundle on Cost Saving for Noninvasive Respiratory Support for Neonates

Sandeep Shetty, Katie Evans, Anay Kulkarni, Anne Greenough, Pamela A. Harris-Haman

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Abstract

Background: Neonates often receive noninvasive respiratory support via continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or high-flow nasal cannula oxygen (HHFNC). The decision to change from one mode to the other, however, is not evidence based, hence not standardized and does not consider cost implications. Purpose: To assess the introduction of a care bundle for the medical and nursing staff in a tertiary medical and surgical neonatal center with regard to any financial savings or adverse outcomes. Methods: An education package and written guidelines were used to increase the awareness of the durations for which CPAP and HHFNC Vapotherm (VT) circuits could be used and the costs of the circuits. Results: This resulted in a cost saving of £17,000 ($22,254) for the year without adverse outcomes. Implications for Practice: Introduction of a care bundle involving an education package and written guidelines to increase the awareness of the durations that circuits could be used and the costs of CPAP and HHFNC circuits among the medical and nursing staff can lead to cost savings when incorporated into clinical practice. Implications for Research: Strategies, particularly during weaning, which involve changing from one form of noninvasive respiratory support to another, need a greater evidence base. Future research should include awareness of the duration different circuits could be used and the cost implications of changes between modes and hence circuits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Neonatal Care
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • care bundle
  • continuous positive airway pressure
  • cost implications
  • humidified nasal cannula oxygen
  • noninvasive ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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