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Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 52 Doug Sawkins, BSc, SRN, RNMS, ONC, is a senior charge nurse, Barnet General Hospital, Hertfordshire Advances in the technology of applying continuous positive airway pressure, along with better informed medical and nursing staff, mean that the treatment of severe dyspnoea now includes the option of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV).

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