Non invasive ventilation use for acute respiratory failure in general medical wards: a regional Italian survey

  • Federico Lari | federico.lari@ausl.bologna.it FADOI Emilia Romagna, Italy.
  • Fabio Gilioli FADOI Emilia Romagna, Italy.
  • Maurizio Ongari FADOI Emilia Romagna, Italy.
  • Giorgio Ballardini FADOI Emilia Romagna, Italy.

Abstract

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a rapidly spreading method in the last years even outside of intensive care units for the treatment of patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). Its use in general medical wards in Italy and Europe is still largely incomplete and there are clear gaps in terms of organization, training, selection and patient monitoring. If these gaps are filled, NIV has also proven to be effective in general medical wards, especially if they have a critical care area. This publication reports the data collected by an Italian regional survey on the use of NIV in internal medicine, highlighting positive and negative aspects.

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Published
2020-03-26
Section
Early Release
Keywords:
Acute respiratory failure, general medical ward, non-invasive ventilation.
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Lari, F., Gilioli, F., Ongari, M., & Ballardini, G. (2020). Non invasive ventilation use for acute respiratory failure in general medical wards: a regional Italian survey. Italian Journal of Medicine. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2020.1260