Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure, Decreased Sensorium, Aspiration, and Capnography



While noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) has several advantages in comparison to invasive modes of ventilation, there are cases where the risks associated with NIPPV far outweigh those benefits. In this chapter we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various modes of NIPPV, the pathophysiology of aspiration, as well as run a comparison between devices used to confirm tracheal intubation during cardiac arrest.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Tracheal Intubation Chest Compression Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Advanced Cardiac Life Support 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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