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Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation

Course: #1188Level: Intermediate 1.5 Hours 452 Reviews

This course focuses on the application of non-invasive ventilation in acutely ill patients, and the reasons NIV fails despite the evidence-based research. The presentation provides patient identification, treatment, and initiation parameters, along with titration, weaning, HFNC therapy options based on current evidence.

Course created on March 15, 2021

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Course Type: Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.5; CE Broker/1.5 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-853278; IACET/0.2

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss the primary reasons NPPV fails despite its strong evidence-based research.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize patient selection criteria and response to therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify modes and parameter selection when using BiPAP or CPAP.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list potential complications and titration strategies for weaning.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss the differences between HHFNC, and other available equipment.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Why NPPV Fails
15-30 Minutes Patient selection and considerations
30-45 Minutes Understanding BiPAP vs. CPAP
45-60 Minutes Treatment, parameters, and weaning
60-75 Minutes Synchrony Adjuncts, Equipment: Acute vs. Chronic NIV
75-85 Minutes Complications, Use of HHFNC, Patient Education
85-90 Minutes Summary


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Rena Laliberte is the current clinical education specialist at Henry Ford Hospital. She received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial: There are no relevant non-financial disclosures.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 185161000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.5 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

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