Article
Premium

Administering Non-invasive Ventilation (NIV)

CPDTime.
4m of CPD
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.

What's included in this resource?

  • CPDTime.
    4m of CPD
  • Article
  • 3 Assessment Questions

What is this article about?

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.

Ausmed resource artwork

Learning you'll love

An Ausmed Subscription will unlock access to 1,000+ learning resources. High quality education helps you provide high quality care.

Find out more

Contents

Test Your Knowledge

  • 3 Assessment Questions

Document and reflect on your learning

  • CPDTime.
    4m of CPD

Meet the educator

educator profile image
Ausmed
Editorial Team
Ausmed’s editorial team is committed to providing high-quality, well-researched and reputable education to our users, free of any commercial bias or conflict of interest. All education produced by Ausmed is developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and undergoes a regular rigorous review process to ensure the relevancy of all healthcare information and updates to changes in practice. If you have identified an issue with the education offered by Ausmed or wish to submit feedback to Ausmed's editorial team, please email ausmed@ausmed.com.au with your concerns.
View Profile

What do others think?

730 reviews by Ausmed Learners
Sort by
Highest Rated
Lowest Rated
Most Recent
J
Jacqueline
20 Apr 2020
Good
Portrait of Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
16 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Helpful basic
MC
Mrs Coleman
07 May 2020
A good, succinct introduction to NIV or refresher for those coming into contact with respiratory patients again
SH
Suzanne Higgins
07 May 2020
Informative
KR
kim rose
20 Apr 2021
Very interesting and informative.
KS
Kimheang Sao
03 Aug 2021
Good resource
RB
Rachel Barnes
22 Apr 2022
Registered Nurse
very good
WR
Wilhelmus Rooms
19 May 2020
great, thanks, good review
AD
Anne Domingo
02 May 2020
great resource!
DF
Denise Forbes
07 May 2020
A great article that provided new knowledge for me
4.4 / 5
1 star
0%
2 star
1%
3 star
12%
4 star
33%
5 star
53%

Here's some further inspiration

Practice Areas

Ausmed Premium

To access this resource, sign up for Ausmed Premium. With Premium, you’ll have unlimited access to everything you need to take your education and care to the next level.

Looking for something else?

Discover more learning

There are so many different subjects on Ausmed! I thought it'd be hard to find the resources I need for complicated procedures or rarer conditions, but they've had everything I've looked for so far.

- Jacob, Enrolled Nurse