Clinical practice guidelines for the use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure in the acute care setting

Keenan, Sean P.; Sinuff, Tasnim; Burns, Karen E. A.; Muscedere, John; Kutsogiannis, Jim; Mehta, Sangeeta; Cook, Deborah J.; Ayas, Najib; Adhikari, Neill K. J.; Hand, Lori; Scales, Damon C.; Pagnotta, Rose; Lazosky, Lynda; Rocker, Graeme; Dial, Sandra; Laupland, Kevin; Sanders, Kevin; Dodek, Peter
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 3, pE195
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the guidelines for the use of noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure and noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in the acute care situation. It says that the guidelines were created to answer questions on noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and patients' continuous positive airway pressure. It mentions that the guidelines provide a means to reduce variation in clinical practice while the application of evidence-based recommendations.


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