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A 41-year-old member asked:

What must i know about a non-invasive mask ventilation system?

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Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
The interface.: This is typically used for COPD or sleep apnea. Can also be used in emergency with heart failure. . The mask is the most important thing since this is the part that connects to the pt. If the mask is not comfortable no one will use it. Also this must form a tight seal to keep the "pressure" in and do its work. Again depends what the non-invasive will be used for.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

When must I use a non-invasive mask ventilation?

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A Verified Doctoranswered
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
If doctor prescribed: Only if a doctor prescribed it... Outside of a hospital, sometimes it is used for chronic failure of the respiratory system, other times for sleep issues.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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