Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is becoming more widely used due to increasing evidence of improved outcomes when initiated for the right patient at the right time.
NIV is also commonly used in the Intensive Care Unit both to prevent the need for intubation and to facilitate weaning following mechanical ventilation. Studies have shown that the use of NIV may lead to decreased length of stay in the ICU and to improved chance of survival1,2. Dräger Medical will be providing delegates an opportunity to learn more about this increasingly popular form of ventilation through stimulating and interactive ‘hands-on’ NIV workshops, which will give insight into the theory behind NIV and how to apply it in the acute point of care.
The workshops will consist of:
- NIV introduction: benefits, and contraindications.
- What to consider when selecting a NIV ventilator (leak adaptation and compensation).
- Selecting the right patient interface NIV masks – types, pros and cons, correct fitting.
- The opportunity to see “live” changes in distribution of ventilation inside the patient’s lungs using innovative EIT technology.