Chapter 1

Modes of noninvasive ventilation

In this chapter, you’ll learn the different ways NIV can be applied in the acute setting, how these settings differ, and why that's important.
4 Lessons (7m 26s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Physiologic effects of NIV

Here, you’ll review the physiologic changes that occur when negative pressure ventilation is changed to positive pressure ventilation, and why this matters.
  • Improving oxygenation
  • Improving ventilation
  • Enhancing pulmonary physiology
  • Reducing preload
  • Decreasing afterload
  • Physiologic effects of NIV quiz
6 Lessons (14m 39s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Traditional applications

This chapter reviews indications for noninvasive ventilation. You’ll learn how to manage obstructive sleep apnea, apply CPAP / BPAP in pulmonary edema, and more.
  • Managing obstructive sleep apnea
  • Applying CPAP in pulmonary edema
  • Applying BPAP in pulmonary edema
  • Using BPAP for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Traditional applications quiz
5 Lessons (11m 38s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Controversial uses

Here, you’ll look at controversies around the use of NIV in severe pneumonia, ARDS, asthma, and patients with altered mental status as well as learn how to avoid deadly NIV pitfalls.
  • Treating pneumonia
  • Managing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Managing asthma
  • Addressing altered mental status
  • Controversial uses quiz
5 Lessons (13m 18s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Situational applications

This chapter will cover the use of NIV in patients before and after being placed on mechanical ventilation, and in patients for which mechanical ventilation is not an option.
  • Preoxygenating with NIV
  • Applying NIV after extubation
  • Using NIV in palliative care
  • Situational applications quiz
4 Lessons (10m 27s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Practical pearls for applying NIV

Many patients have difficulty adjusting to NIV. In this chapter, you’ll learn some tips and tricks for making patients tolerate NIV to reap the benefits of this tool.
  • Choosing the right mask
  • Initiating NIV
  • Titrating NIV
  • Practical pearls for applying NIV quiz
4 Lessons (11m 04s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

High-flow nasal cannula

High-flow nasal cannula is increasingly utilized as a noninvasive form of respiratory support. This chapter discusses mechanisms and indications for use, and how to avoid failure.
  • Appreciating high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC)
  • Treating hypoxic patients
  • Predicting failure
  • High-flow nasal cannula quiz
  • Noninvasive Ventilation Masterclass outro
5 Lessons (8m 54s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 8

Bonus lesson (non-accredited)—Noninvasive ventilation for the support of COVID-19 pneumonia

This lesson examines the risks of using noninvasive ventilation in COVID-19 patients, when to consider its use, and how to safely administer it if there are no other options.
  • Noninvasive ventilation for the support of COVID-19 pneumonia
1 Lesson (7m 36s)