Initiation of NIV
Effective ventilation in the first month is associated with a survival benefit. Therefore, it is important that the patient is established on non-invasive ventilation (NIV) quickly and settings are optimised at initiation.
This section provides information and guidance about supporting people when they are initiated on NIV. This includes referral, preparing patients for initiation, optimising cough and secretion management, choosing the right equipment, settings and location for initiation and setting them up on NIV.
Learn more about the different aspects: