How is aspiration of gastric contents 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 aspiration of gastric contents, note the following:

  • Especially if emesis during noninvasive ventilation

  • Avoid noninvasive ventilation in patient with ongoing emesis or hematemesis


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