Neonatal Oscillation

Course Description

Educational guide to the theory and practical techniques for theory and practical techniques for the use of High Frequency Oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) in the neonate.

This mode of ventilation may be useful in settings where conventional modes are failing to achieve adequate ventilation or may result in significant pulmonary injury, or where HFOV is considered to be better suited to underlying lung pathophysiology. The decision to use HFOV is individualised and must be made by experienced senior clinicians.

  • Physiology, anatomy of the neonatal lung: Understanding neonatal principles
  • Humidification 
  • Nebulising the neonate
  • Neonatal oscillation principles
  • Understanding oscillation

Training person: Sarel Van Der Walt

Sarel is currently the Respiratory Divisional Manager at RCA, previous position as Territory Manager, Respiratory Sales Representative & Clinical Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry.

He is skilled in Medical Devices, Sales Operations, Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Capital Equipment, and Account Management.


  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech) focused in Electrical
  • Electronics Engineering from Technicon Free State

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