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What you will learn

Course description: 

This lecture describes different pathologies typically associated with noninvasive ventilation.  Dr. Nava explains the difference between Hypercapnic ARF and Hypoxemia ARF and how they should be treated with noninvasive ventilation.

Author: Dr. Stephano Nava
Stefano Nava Chief of the Respiratory and Critical Care Unit Ospedale SantÓrsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri of Pavia.
Specialist in Respiratory Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.

Course is free



Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to

  • describe how to choose the right mask for the patient.
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various masks.
  • understand the breakdown of the literature regarding masks and NIV.
  • discuss the strategy behind mask rotation and skin breakdown.
  • describe what parameters should be monitored during NIV.
  • explain the importance of training in NIV.
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

Course author(s): 

Philips Respiratory Care

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