As Your Specialist in Acute Care, we understand that NIV is often possible before intubation may be required. Potential complications of mask ventilation can be avoided, and the length of stay and mortality may decrease in the ICU.
Prevent intubation as first step of the Respiration Pathway
Prevent intubation as long as possible because ...
patients with mechanically-assisted ventilation could develop ventilator-associated-pneumonia (VAP)
patients with VAP could have a significantly longer ICU and hospital length of stay
the treatment of VAP may account for almost half of all antibiotics administered in ICUs
This model illustrates the function of the ventilation pump, the ideal condition and two extreme examples of pulmonary gas exchange. In the ideal condition, ventilation and circulation of the alveoli are optimal while the ventilation/perfusion ratio V./Q is 0.8.
High-flow oxygen therapy
High-flow oxygen therapy applied with a special binasal high-flow nasal cannula and a heated inspiratory breathing circuit – provides comfortable, non-invasive respiratory support to patients who require oxygen at higher flow rates.