Noninvasive Ventilation Makes a Comeback

Mark Bauman, MS, RN, CCRN



Over the last decade, noninvasive ventilation, now used almost exclusively with positive pressure, has seen a revival. It's safer, more comfortable, and more convenient than ventilation involving an artificial airway. But it's not for everyone.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to help them give better care to patients receiving noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV).


1. Identify the indications for noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV).
2. Discuss the use of NPPV, including modes and settings, patient-ventilator interface, and complications.
3. Describe nursing management of a patient receiving NPPV.


Mark Bauman, MS, RN, CCRN, is a senior clinical nurse in the Select Trauma ICU at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.8

Expiration Date: 3/31/2014


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