Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for COPD patients.

  title={Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for COPD patients.},
  author={Denise Gibbons and Pauline Milner},
  journal={Professional nurse},
  volume={17 7},
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may experience acute exacerbations of their condition, leading to respiratory failure. Traditionally, patients may have been admitted to ITU for invasive mechanical ventilation but, with the introduction of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation by facial or nasal mask, more of these patients are being… CONTINUE READING