Administering Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)

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Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is the delivery of respiratory support to a patient using an external interface (mask or helmet). It may be administered to a patient who is having difficulty ventilating and oxygenating due to a variety of respiratory factors.

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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.

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16 May 2022
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Helpful basic
Mrs Coleman
07 May 2020
A good, succinct introduction to NIV or refresher for those coming into contact with respiratory patients again
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07 May 2020
kim rose
20 Apr 2021
Very interesting and informative.
Kimheang Sao
03 Aug 2021
Good resource
Rachel Barnes
22 Apr 2022
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very good
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19 May 2020
great, thanks, good review
Anne Domingo
02 May 2020
great resource!
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07 May 2020
A great article that provided new knowledge for me
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