Delivering non-invasive respiratory support to patients in hospital
Sarah-Jane De Silva Staff nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Wexham Park Hospital, Berkshire
This article provides an overview of non-invasive respiratory support, with particular reference to continuous positive airway pressure and bilevel non-invasive ventilation. The indications for therapy and the role of the nurse in delivering therapy are discussed.
Nursing Standard. 23, 37, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.05.23.37.35.c6971Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review