P. Pelosi (Genoa, Italy)
M. W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom)
P. Navalesi (Vercelli, Italy)
Aims of the session:
- To explore the application of non invasive ventilation in hypoxaemic respiratory failure and exacerbation of COPD
- To identify when and how to perform non invasive respiratory support in hypoxaemic respiratory failure and exacerbation of COPD
- Explore the use of interfaces and ventilators in the critical care setting, in the ward and at home ventilation
Non invasive ventilation (NIV) refers to the administration of ventilatory support without using an invasive artificial airway (endotracheal tube or tracheostomy tube). The use of non invasive ventilation has markedly increased over the past two decades, and non invasive ventilation has now become an integral tool in the management of both acute and chronic respiratory failure, in both the critical care unit, as well as in the emergeny and ward, and home setting. Non invasive ventilation has been used as a replacement for invasive ventilation, but its flexibility also allows it to be a valuable complement in patient management.
In this seminar the role of NIV in both acute hypoxaemic and chronic respiratory failure will be discussed, outlining the major indications and contraindications, where and how to be applied in different clinical situations. Furthermore a specific attention will be dedicated to the technical aspects related to the role of interfaces and ventilators, as well as major controversies regarding the application of NIV in clinical setting.
- How do identify patients requiring non invasive ventilation
- How to triage the use of non invasive ventilation ( emergency, critical care, ward, and home)
- How to implement non invasive ventilation in hypoxaemic respiratory failure and acute exacerbation of COPD
Pulmonologists, intensivists, nurses, thoracic surgeons,trainees, emergency medicine doctors, respiratory therapists, respiratory physicians, clinical researchers, general practitioners and research fellows.