Noninvasive Ventilation: Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department and Acute Care Settings webcast


Description

Respiratory distress is a common reason for visits to the emergency department. Intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation are critical interventions, but definite risks are associated with these treatments.1,2

In appropriately selected patients, noninvasive ventilation (NIV) may be an extremely valuable alternative to intubation. Multiple methods and application techniques are available for children, which offer several advantages over invasive ventilatory support.

Course summary

This course aims to improve the knowledge and proper utilization of NIV in the pediatric patient with respiratory distress. This webcast reviews NIV terminology, methods, application and monitoring in pre-hospital, emergency department and acute care settings.

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Learning objectives

Describe the various forms of NIV for children

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Describe indications for and techniques used for initiating NIV in transport, emergency department and acute care settings

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Identify contraindications and potential hazards of NIV

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Summarize the current evidence in NIV and its use in specific disease states

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Faculty

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 2014