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EPN 2018

Sunil Kumar Jatana

Sunil Kumar Jatana, Speaker at Neonatology Conferences
Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia
Title : Controlled Fio2 therapy to neonates by oxygen hood in the absence of oxygen analyser


Background: A study was conducted to evaluate and to evolve a system of standardizing the oxygen concentration inside the oxygen hood and to develop guidelines for controlled FiO2 administration by changing size of the hood, lid position on the hood and the oxygen flow rate, without an oxygen analyzer. The effect of low flow rates on carbon dioxide (CO2 ) retention inside the head box was also studied. Design settings & method: A dummy patient and thirty neonates, requiring oxygen to be delivered through head box, constituted the material for the study group. Oxygen content in the head box was measured using a standard oxygen analyzer while the size of head box; flow rate and lid position were changed independently and in combination. The head boxes were tested on a dummy patient. These results were analyzed, a general guideline was derived, and it was applied to thirty neonates requiring oxygen therapy using head box. Multiple readings were taken. Data thus collected was tabulated, statistically analyzed, and appropriate conclusions drawn. Results: Volume of headbox had an inverse relation with the oxygen concentration inside the headbox. A smaller sized headbox achieved better & more predictable oxygen concentration at all flow rates. Maximum difference in oxygen concentration by varying the lid position was observed in the large headbox. Keeping the variables constant, oxygen concentration was lower in babies as compared to dummy, which is statistically significant. No significant CO2 retention was found at flow rate of 4 L/pm in a small & 3 L/pm in a medium & large head box respectively. Conclusion: It is possible to predict the oxygen concentration inside the head box depending upon various variables without the use of oxygen analyzer. Larger the size of the head box and higher the lid position, lesser the oxygen concentration achieved at a given oxygen flow rate. Oxygen concentration achieved in babies is lesser than the concentration achieved in a dummy. Flow rates of less than 4L/pm in small & 3 L/pm in medium & large sized head boxes are associated with CO2 retention.


Dr Sunil Jatana is an Indian Citizen who completed his Graduation: MBBS in 1977 & Post graduation (MD) in Paediatrics in 1987, both from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune India. He has 36 years of service in various teaching and other hospitals of Armed Forces, India till 31st January 2014 on superannuation. From 1st February 2014 to 15th November 2014 he worked as a Professor Paediatrics in D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, India. He is currently working as a Professor in Paediatrics at Melaka Manipal Medical College since 26th December 2014. He is a recognized Undergraduate & Postgraduate Teacher in India and examiner MBBS, DCH & MD of various universities in India. He is an executive editor of Medical Journal Armed Forces India in the past & Referee for 2 Medical Journals in India. He presented many papers and chaired scientific sessions in National conferences. He published 15 papers in National journals and co-author in one chapter in a book. He is a Life Member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics & sub chapter Hematology Oncology, Member Executive Board, Indian Academy of Paediatrics 2011, Member of Malaysian Medical Association.