Hospital Ventilation Success - Systems & Techniques
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Hospital ventilation: devoted to success

    It can be a challenge to keep up with the latest innovations in hospital ventilation systems and techniques, and the many ways they are changing the management of patients with respiratory failure. Staying up to date on emerging applications, including noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and high-flow therapy, is important given how many patients are ventilated during a hospital stay and the importance of weaning to reduce complications from continued breathing assistance.

    50 percent stat

    50%+ of ICU patients are intubated within 24 hours of admission1

    310 stat

    310 per 100,000 U.S. adults undergo invasive ventilation for nonsurgical indications2

    40 percent stat

    40% of the total duration of mechanical ventilation is the weaning process3

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    NIV and high-flow nasal cannula: emerging applications

     

    It’s no exaggeration to say that NIV has revolutionized the treatment of acute respiratory failure.4 And recently, high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen delivery has gained popularity as part of a strategy for supportive therapy in many clinical situations, including weaning.

     

    Learn what experts are saying about these modalities.

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    NIV vs HFT Quiz

    Which therapy would you use for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient with exacerbation ? Or when treating a hypoxemic or cardiogenic pulmonary edema patient? Test your knowledge about which treatment is recommended for these conditions and others.

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    Which therapy would you use for a COPD patient with exacerbration?

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    Which therapy would you use for a COPD patient with community-acquired pneumonia?

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    Which therapy would you use when managing a cardiogenic pulmonary edema patient?

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    Which therapy would you use when treating a post-extubation patient?

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    Why NIV over invasive ventilation?

     

    Clinicians understand that while invasive ventilation can be lifesaving, the risk of potential complications – like infections and injury to the lungs and other organs – runs high. That’s why NIV has become a widely used therapy option and is now considered the mode of choice for some conditions.

     

    NIV has also been associated with reduced length of hospital stay and reduces mortality, patient discomfort and length of-stay for exacerbations of COPD compared to standard therapy.5

    Advantages of NIV over invasive ventilation

    Application

    • Avoid intubation
    • Patient discomfort
    • Upper airway trauma

     

    Minimize ventilator acquired pneumonia6

    • Intubation is associated with GI bleeding
    • Less chance of barotrauma

     

    Decreases work of breathing

    • Improves alveolar ventilation
    • Improves gas exchange
    • Counterbalances intrinsic PEEP

    Oral patency

    • Preserves efficiency of cough and secretion clearance
    • Allow speech, allowing the patient to communicate
    • Preserves ability to swallow
    • Reduces need for NG tube

    Transitioning to NIV?

    Here are some tips:

     

    Set realistic expectations – NIV does not avoid intubation in all cases – a NIV failure rate of 20-40% is expected based on current clinical evidence.7

     

    Experience matters – Only practice of NIV will lead to the needed experience to perform successful NIV.

    Noninvasive ventilation is one of those rare medical technologies that both improves patient outcomes and reduces treatment costs.”

    – Adam Seiver, MD, PhD, MBA, chief medical officer, Philips Monitoring and Analytics & Therapeutic Care

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    Avoid NIV complications


    Complications with NIV can be pressure-related

    Complication

    Remedy8

    Nasal congestion

    Try humidification or speak to the physician for various remedies to assist with this problem

    Nasal or oral dryness

    Add humidification, nasal saline, oral/nasal hygiene, or decrease leak

    Sinus or ear pain

    Lower inspiratory pressure

    Gastric inflation

    Avoid excessive inspiratory pressures (over 20 cmH2O)

    Eye irritation

    Check mask fit, readjust bottom headgear straps, and be aware of air leaks near eyes

    Failure to ventilate

    Use sufficient pressures, optimize patient-ventilator synchrony

    Complication

    Nasal congestion

    Remedy8

    Try humidification or speak to the physician for various remedies to assist with this problem

    Nasal or oral dryness

    Try humidification or speak to the physician for various remedies to assist with this problem

    Sinus or ear pain

    Lower inspiratory pressure

    Gastric inflation

    Avoid excessive inspiratory pressures (over 20 cmH2O)

    Eye irritation

    Check mask fit, readjust bottom headgear straps, and be aware of air leaks near eyes

    Failure to ventilate

    Use sufficient pressures, optimize patient-ventilator synchrony

    Complication

    Nasal congestion

    Remedy8

    Try humidification or speak to the physician for various remedies to assist with this problem

    Complication

    Nasal or oral dryness

    Remedy8

    Try humidification or speak to the physician for various remedies to assist with this problem

    Complication

    Sinus or ear pain

    Remedy8

    Lower inspiratory pressure

    Complication

    Gastric inflation

    Remedy8

    Avoid excessive inspiratory pressures (over 20 cmH2O)

    Complication

    Eye irritation

    Remedy8

    Check mask fit, readjust bottom headgear straps, and be aware of air leaks near eyes

    Complication

    Failure to ventilate

    Remedy8

    Use sufficient pressures, optimize patient-ventilator synchrony

    Complications can also be mask-related

    Complication

    Remedy8

    Discomfort

    Check fit, adjust straps, or change the mask

    Nasal or oral dryness

    Add humidification, nasal saline, oral/nasal hygiene and manage leak by decreasing the amount of leak

    Nasal bridge redness or ulceration

    Use an artificial skin, minimize strap tension, use LiquiCell, alternate masks or use a PerforMax or Total face mask

    Skin irritation or rashes

    Use a skin barrier lotion and/or topical corticosteroids, change to a mask made from a different material, be sure to properly clean the mask

    Claustrophobic reactions

    Try a nasal mask or PerforMax or Total face mask; sedate judiciously

    Complications can also be mask-related

    Complication

    Remedy8

    Discomfort

    Check fit, adjust straps, or change the mask

    Nasal or oral dryness

    Add humidification, nasal saline, oral/nasal hygiene and manage leak by decreasing the amount of leak

    Nasal bridge redness or ulceration

    Use an artificial skin, minimize strap tension, use LiquiCell, alternate masks or use a PerforMax or Total face mask

    Skin irritation or rashes

    Use a skin barrier lotion and/or topical corticosteroids, change to a mask made from a different material, be sure to properly clean the mask

    Claustrophobic reactions

    Check mask fit, readjust bottom headgear straps, and be aware of air leaks near eyes

    Complications can also be mask-related

    Complication

    Discomfort

    Remedy8

    Check fit, adjust straps, or change the mask

    Complication

    Nasal or oral dryness

    Remedy8

    Add humidification, nasal saline, oral/nasal hygiene and manage leak by decreasing the amount of leak

    Complication

    Nasal bridge redness or ulceration

    Remedy8

    Use an artificial skin, minimize strap tension, use LiquiCell, alternate masks or use a PerforMax or Total face mask

    Complication

    Skin irritation or rashes

    Remedy8

    Use a skin barrier lotion and/or topical corticosteroids, change to a mask made from a different material, be sure to properly clean the mask

    Complication

    Claustrophobic reactions

    Remedy8

    Check mask fit, readjust bottom headgear straps, and be aware of air leaks near eyes

    Did you know?

    37.5 percent stat

    37.5% of patients fail NIV because of mask intolerance and discomfort, a reason recognized as one of the most common for NIV failure. This is because the mask was not fitted properly or it’s the wrong type of mask for the patient.9

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    Hospital respiratory ventilators – the right care at the right time

     

    Philips hospital ventilators are designed to help you respond quickly to changing patient conditions, across the continuum, while delivering consistent quality care.

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    Hospital ventilation masks – flexibility and ease, for you and your patients

     

    Length of therapy, the type of delivery device, safety features and the patient’s facial features are all factors to consider when selecting a mask. Philips respiratory masks and interfaces offer a range of options to help you make quick therapy transitions.

    Education and resources

     

    Explore webinars, courses and videos for practice guidelines and ways to enhance your hospital ventilation program’s success.

    Skin integrity training

     

    LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and Philips team up to bolster staff education through Philips Saving Face NIV mask rotation training program.

    HFNC and NIV current and practice

     

    This presentation reviews evidence in support of NIV and discusses the research evaluating HFNC and its role in the management of respiratory failure.

    Optimal respiratory care requires optimal technique

     

    High-flow oxygen therapy (HFT), noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV): Understanding which technique is appropriate and when, can help improve patient care and assist clinical teams for success.

    References

    1. According to the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).

    2. Mehta AB, Syeda SN, Wiener RS, Walkey AJ. Epidemiological trends in invasive mechanical ventilation in the United States: a population-based study. J Crit Care. 2015;30(6): 1217-1221.

    3. McConville JF, Kress JP. Weaning patients from the ventilator. N Engl J Med. 2012;367(23):2233-2239.

    4. Scott K. Epstein, MD, Respiratory Care, January 2009 Vol 54 No 1.

    5. Keenan SP, Gregor J, Sibbald WJ, Cook D, Gafni A. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the setting of severe, acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: more effective and less expensive. Crit Care Med. 2000 Jun;28(6): 2094-102.

    6. Respiratory Care, Feb 2009 54(2):198-211)

    7. Hess D. How to Initiate a Noninvasive Ventilation Program: Bringing the Evidence to the Bedside. Respiratory Care (2009), Vol 54 NO 2: p. 232-245.

    8. Nava, S., et al. Interfaces and Humidification for Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation. Resp. Care. Jan 2009. Vol 54-1.

    9. Squadrone E, et al. Noninvasive vs invasive ventilation in COPD patients with severe acute respiratory failure deemed to require ventilatory assistance. Inten Care Med. 2004;30(7).

     

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