Delivering non-invasive respiratory support to patients in hospital
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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.c6971

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sarah_nutting@yahoo.co.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review