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Administering Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Non-invasive ventilation is used to meet the respiratory demands of patients presenting to hospital with symptoms such as breathlessness or hypoxia. With an increase of patients experiencing respiratory symptoms in light of the current pandemic, it is particularly important to be well-informed about this treatment and how to safely provide it.

What is Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)?

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is the delivery of respiratory support to a patient using an external interface (mask or helmet).

Unlike invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), which involves the insertion of an artificial airway (endotracheal tube or tracheostomy), NIV does not interfere with the patient’s upper airways and preserves their ability to speak, cough and swallow (Soo Hoo 2020; Gregoretti 2015).

NIV may be administered to a patient who is having difficulty ventilating and oxygenating due to acute respiratory distress, chronic respiratory conditions, surgical complications, asthma, comfort care or another respiratory failure. It may also be used to wean a patient off IMV (Agency for Clinical Innovation 2014).

NIV should be considered in the early stages of respiratory decline to minimise intensive care admission.

Delivery
Title
Administering Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Critical care ( ICU Cardiothoracic | High Dependency | Surgery ), Respiratory Medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
20-Apr-2020
End Date
20-Apr-2023
CPD Points
4m of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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