Non-Invasive Ventilation

Noninvasive ventilation decreased endotracheal intubation rates and hospital mortality in acute hypoxemia non-hypercapnic respiratory failure excluding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation and cardiogenic pulmonary edema patients. There is no sufficient scientific evidence to recommend bi-level positive airway pressure or helmet due to the limited number of trials available. Large rigorous randomized trials are needed to […]

How to set up Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)

Who Needs It? Patients with moderate to severe COPD exacerbations Those patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema with increased work of breathing or hypercapnia Patients with isolated blunt thoracic trauma The immunocompromised patient with hypoxic respiratory failure Patients who require pre-oxygenation prior to intubation

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