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New Strategies in Treating Respiratory Failure: NIV and HFNO as complementary therapies

Nicholas S. Hill, MD

F. Javier Belda, MD, PhD

Thomas Piraino, RRT, FCSRT, FAARC


Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) benefits have become increasingly recognized, in particular, NIV has proven effective for hypercapnic respiratory failure. High-flow nasal cannula (HFNO) has shown promise in treating hypoxic respiratory failure. This presentation will discuss how HFNO with NIV enables a complementary approach for weaning efficiency. In light of the current pandemic, this presentation will also discuss the use of HFNC and NIV therapy in COVID-19 patients. Following the lecture with be an interactive panel discussion with three experts in HFNO and NIV therapies.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss indications for NIV and HFNO

2. Discuss the use of HFNO and NIV therapy in COVID-19 patients

3. Demonstrate how HFNO and NIV can work in complementary fashion

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