Noninvasive Ventilation: Application, Complications and Solutions webcast


Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) can reduce length of stay, morbidity, risk of infection and cost of care.1,2 NIV is preferable to invasive ventilation when medically feasible,3,4 but it is underutilized. Approximately 30 to 40% of patients do not receive NIV, according to best evidence.5 Further, the perceived complexity of NIV can substantially impede adoption.5

Course summary

This course discusses how selecting an appropriate patient, interface, ventilator and ventilator settings achieves NIV success. It also covers common obstacles of NIV in critical care transport and practical considerations for pre-hospital to hospital settings.

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Learning objectives

Learn about different interface options


Learn techniques for properly fitting masks


Understand leak compensation and its purpose


Learn the optimal settings for certain patients


Learn from complicated NIV case studies and possible solutions



Friday, March 14, 2014, 2014