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87278 - Non Invasive Ventilation – Interactive online module

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Interactive Online Module addressing noninvasive ventilation. Ventilation plays an increasing role in the management of seriously ill patients in the Emergency Department. Traditionally ventilation has been limited to the delivery of positive pressure ventilation in the unconscious intubated (often paralysed) patient. This is generally referred to as "assisted" or "mechanical" ventilation.

Relevance to General Practice

In recent years the use of non-invasive ventilation has become widespread due to research that has demonstrated the benefit of CPAP and BiPAP in patients with chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) and acute pulmonary oedema, two of the most common causes for life threatening presentations due to acute respiratory distress to the emergency department.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the physiologic effects of Noninvasive ventilation on the body
  • Outline the procedure for titration of pressure in the patient commenced on CPAP to balance clinical effect and risk for barotrauma.
  • Identify the contraindications to Noninvasive ventilation
  • Describe the procedure for titration of EPAP and IPAP in the patient commenced on BiPAP to achieve the desired clinical outcome.
  • Identify clinical findings and the principles of management for a patient presenting with life threatening respiratory distress requiring NIV.
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    87278 - Non Invasive Ventilation – Interactive online module
    7.5 hours
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