Non-Invasive Ventilation and Non-Invasive Ventilation Types
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is ventilator support given to patients without the use of an endotracheal tube. The use of NIV has increased significantly in ICUs across the UK and Ireland. It results in the potential complications of invasive mechanical ventilation being avoided. It also helps to deliver cost-effective therapy with decreased length of stay in the ICU and an improved chance of survival.2,5 NIV is used for patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure and also to support weaning therapy. Here at Dräger, we are able offer multiple options for the delivery of non-invasive ventilation or non-invasive ventilation types.
Improving outcomes in the ICU with non-invasive ventilation
Tuomas Oksanen and Maarit Taskinen from the University Hospital Helsinki talk about their experiences with Dräger non-invasive ventilation solutions. NIV has been applied to many different patients at the hospital with acute, and chronic respiratory failure and is also used to support weaning therapy or early mobilisation.
Clinical evidence for NIV
Dr Nicholas Hart, the Clinical and Academic Director at the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, St Thomas' Hospital, London, explains the clinical use of NIV. The symposium focuses on various topics that are particularly interesting in the context of NIV, such as COPD.