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The Role of NIV from Hospital to Home:
Reducing COPD Readmissions 


Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been successfully used for decades to deliver positive pressure- ventilator support without the need of an artificial airway. Patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure, including those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have benefitted from noninvasive ventilation. This webinar will focus on the clinical benefits of NIV for COPD patients as they progress through various stages of their care, transitioning from hospital to home. Differences in NIV terminology and technology will be addressed as well as common ventilation concerns in COVID-19 era.


Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the clinical benefits of NIV

  2.  Describe difference in terminology between hospital NIV/Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (NIV/BiPAP) and home NIV/BiPAP.

  3.  Discuss the value of a NIV program including process, methodology and strategies in reducing COPD readmissions 

  4.  Identify ventilation concerns in a COVID-19 era


Faculty Bio:

Ms. Lintner is currently the Pulmonary Disease Coordinator at South Miami Hospital in Miami FL.  She is also is part of the Lung Health Outpatient Resource Center. In this role, Ms. Lintner manages the pulmonary health of patients transitioning from hospital to home, as well as helping patients manage their disease in their homes. An active member of the AARC, she is  a Pulmonary Disease and COPD educator. Ms. Lintner was a finalist for the AARC’s National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award. She has presented at several local and national meetings, and has published abstracts in Respiratory Care.

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