Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Acute Setting – ICST

Part ONE of TWO (theory-based NWS)

Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Acute Setting

The aim of this programme is to identify which patients in ventilatory failure would benefit from non-invasive ventilation in the acute setting, ensure that the goal of therapy is outlined, and provide a consistent approach to care in Wales. Check out the All Wales guideline, TV show and tutorials. When you are ready, navigate to the assessment to achieve the certificate against the National Welsh Standard (NWS).


Confirm hypercapnic respiratory failure

Initial Management Steps

Initiating Non-Invasive Ventilation

Referral to ICU

ENGAGEMENT EVENT RECORDING: Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Acute Setting


All-Wales Acute NIV Guideline


Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation

45-minute case-based assessment

25 multiple choice questions

80% pass mark (20 out of 25)

Unlimited retakes

On successful completion, your certificate will appear under this tab.

Undertake Assessment

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