Nancy E. Reid, MHA, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Medical providers use noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to treat a variety of medical conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), and acute hypoxic respiratory failure (AHRF). Clinicians should evaluate patients with COVID-19 pneumonia and acute hypoxic respiratory failure (AHRF) early in the clinical course for the need for NIV. The pandemic saw an increase in the use of NIV to delay or prevent the need for intubation in hypoxic patients with COVID-19. This article will highlight the benefits and improved outcomes of delaying intubation and using NIV in patients with COVID-19 and hypoxemia.
Johnson D. Non-invasive Ventilation for the Treatment of Acute Hypoxemia in patients with COVID-19. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2023; 5(2).
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