How does healthcare staff inexperience with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) affect outcomes?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Several considerations can enhance the likelihood of successful noninvasive ventilation (NIV). In addition to these factors, the experience and expertise of front-line health care providers, specifically nursing and respiratory therapy staff, cannot be underestimated. This is not a concern in hospitals where noninvasive ventilation is well established, but it is an important factor in facilities where noninvasive ventilation has been infrequently administered or not used at all.


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