Noninvasive Ventilation: Options for Use in the Non–Intensive Care Setting

James N. Welch, Wendy Chu, Brian Morrissey, Richart Harper

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is safe and effective for non–intensive care unit management of acute respiratory failure in carefully selected patients. Commonly used modalities (NIV) in the inpatient non–intensive care unit setting include high-flow nasal cannula, continuous positive airway pressure, and bilevel positive airway pressure. Although most frequently used for management of acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure exacerbation, applications for NIV are broadening, with increasing use for management of respiratory failure caused by a widening spectrum of respiratory diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-502
Number of pages11
JournalHospital Medicine Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017


  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Non-ICU
  • Noninvasive ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Noninvasive Ventilation: Options for Use in the Non–Intensive Care Setting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this