About the Course

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Ron Fantl & Dr. Kevin Ives presents "The Vapotherm Oxygen Assist Module. A Device Overview & Clinical Outcomes."

In this course you'll learn about:

  • Understand what a closed loop controller is.
  • What is the clinical data behind controlled oxygen delivery.
  • Understand first and secondary outcomes of automated oxygen delivery.
  • The clinical value that can be obtained from using the Oxygen Assist Module.
  • Initial device set-up. Important settings and alarm functionality.
  • Clinical practical experience using the Oxygen Assist Module at Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust.

Presenter Bio

Dr Kevin Ives

Consultant Neonatologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

Kevin Ives trained at Cambridge and has been a Consultant Neonatologist in Oxford since 1991; enjoying a sabbatical at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia in 1992.


Kevin was a member of the team that placed the first baby in the UK on nasal High Flow Therapy (nHFT) in November 2004, using Vapotherm’s 2000i device. He has been an outspoken evangelist for this form of non-invasive respiratory support ever since; receiving invitations from Europe and the USA to share his experience, enthusiasm and prejudices. He was a contributing author of an ‘International Consensus Document on the use of nHFT in Neonatology’ (2017) and collaborated with Dr Peter Reynolds in the Vapotherm sponsored 30-patient, 24-hour randomised crossover study of automated oxygen control for preterm infants receiving nHFT (2018). Kevin is now involved in the limited market release and evaluation of Vapotherm’s next generation of the automated oxygen controller – the Oxygen Assist Module (OAM).

Presenter Bio

Ron Fantl

Ron Fantl is the International Director for Medical Education with Vapotherm.

But first and foremost, he is a clinician with over 20 years of clinical experience as Nurse, ICU practitioner and respiratory therapist. After graduating from the medical school at the University of Heidelberg he spent his clinical career in Heidelberg. In his last Role he was in charge of the department for ventilator therapies at the largest thoracic hospital in Europe. In his role there he was exposed to all kinds of respiratory conditions and therapies such as ECMO, MV, NIPPV, Vent Weaning and also High Flow. 


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