Confirm hypercapnic respiratory failure

Step 1 of the All-Wales Acute NIV Guideline focuses on the measurement of blood gas to confirm the presence of hypercapnic respiratory failure (venous, earlobe or arterial), discuss the patient’s ceiling of care and check for any absolute and relative contraindications for NIV.

Check out this Tutorial from Dr Simon Barry who explores this further.

Mark as Understood

Resources

All-Wales Acute NIV Pathway

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