Optimal Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation in Acute Care Setting. Current Evidence and Best Practices



Ramandeep Kaur, PhD(c), MSc, RRT-ACCS, AE-C

Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences

Rush University Medical Center,

Chicago, IL





Noninvasive ventilation, specifically non-invasive positive-pressure ventilation or continuous positive airway pressure delivered by mask, has now become standard care for the management of a number of specific causes of acute respiratory failure. This webinar will focus on a total system approach to achieving optimal use of NIV including device and interface selection, humidification, interface rotation, ventilation, complementary use of HFNT and NIV. This presentation will review the current evidence and best clinical practices available to optimize the use noninvasive ventilation in acute care setting.


Learning Objectives:

After the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss appropriate device and interface selection for non-invasive ventilation
  2. Evaluate different strategies available to optimize NIV usage.
  3. Describe the modalities available to prevent non-invasive ventilation related skin injuries.


Faculty Bio:

Ms. Kaur is currently Research/Quality Improvement Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  She is the principal investigator in Rush Study on Integrated Pulmonary Index compared to Integrated Weaning Index and High-Risk Factors for Predicting Extubation Failure in Mechanically Ventilated Patients among other on-going research projects. She has published her current research project in several peer-reviewed journals. In 2018 Ms. Kaur was inducted into the AARC Education Section Preceptor Recognition Program.


Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

Support for this educational activity from Philips



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