Where should noninvasive ventilation be delivered?

  title={Where should noninvasive ventilation be delivered?},
  author={Nicholas S Hill},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  volume={54 1},
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has assumed an important role in the management of certain types of respiratory failure in acute-care hospitals. However, the optimal location for NIV has been a matter of debate. Some have argued that all patients begun on NIV in the acute-care setting should go to an intensive care unit (ICU), but this is impractical because ICU beds are often unavailable, and it may not be a sensible use of resources. Also, relatively few studies have examined the question of… CONTINUE READING


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