Question Critically evaluate the role of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in critically ill patients. Answer Answer and interpretation Rationale NIV provides ventilatory support for patients with respiratory failure via a sealed face-mask, nasal mask, mouthpiece, full face visor or helmet without the need for intubation. Ventilatory support may be with CPAP or bi-level modes and delivered […]
George Douros presents his follow up to ‘Owning the Oxylog’, with a guide to non-invasive ventilation.
This week on the TEd we take a look at some of the respiratory issues we face in emergency. Is oxygen the stuff of life or a terrible toxin? When should we use non-invasive ventilation? How do we use NIV? Admit? Discharge? One thing I do know for sure is that you can distinguish between […]
LITFL puts you to the test, with 10 of the best Questions and Answer from this months EM Critical Care Article on Noninvasive Ventilation.