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Learn to Love the Mask

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Intubation is a sexy procedure, there is no doubt about it.

In the EMCrit podcast # 19, I discuss Non-Invasive Ventilation. NIV does not have the glamor; it’s not nearly as cinematic as endotracheal intubation. But for the patient, to spend 30 minutes on a NIV mask is preferable to a couple of days on the ventilator. In this episode, I discuss some of the basic ideas and methods of NIV.

It is pretty simple as the mode only has 3 main settings:

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