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Non-invasive ventilation: a nurse-led service

06 October 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Respiratory diseases are the third most common presentations to emergency departments (EDs) in the Republic of Ireland. Evidence suggests that early non-invasive...

Using non-invasive ventilation in acute wards: part 1

17 September 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is increasingly being used in domestic and acute health settings. Part one of this article identifies the benefits of NIV and...

Using non-invasive ventilation in acute wards: part 2

24 September 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The second part of this article on non-invasive ventilation (NIV) examines the use of bilevel non-invasive ventilation, discussing the differences between CPAP and...

Delivering non-invasive respiratory support to patients in hospital

20 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of non-invasive respiratory support, with particular reference to continuous positive airway pressure and bilevel non-invasive...

Preventing acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in COPD patients

24 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at risk of developing acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) if given high-concentration...