How is dry mucous membranes and thick secretions caused by noninvasive ventilation (NIV) managed?

Updated: Jun 18, 2020
  • Author: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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For dry mucous membranes and thick secretions, note the following:

  • Seen in patients with extended use of noninvasive ventilation

  • Provide humidification for noninvasive ventilation devices

  • Provide daily oral care

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