Welcome to the Nursing Times Learning online training course on non-invasive ventilation for acute hypercapnic respiratory failure.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) account for the majority of people admitted to hospital with life-threatening hypercapnic respiratory failure.
This unit is one of many online courses for nurses available from Nursing Times, the UK's leading independent, peer-reviewed journal for nurses. It will teach you:
- How to recognise signs and symptoms of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure and understand its pathophysiology
- How to interpret arterial blood gases in relation to non-invasive ventilation
- About the indications, contraindications and complications for NIV
- How to demonstrate practical aspects of NIV
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