NIV Initiation Protocol
NIV initiation protocol for Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency or Failure
These are recommendations for NIV settings, but existing protocols within your facility should always take precedence.
- Back-up rate is only available in ST and PAC modes.
- The Troubleshooting Guide is available on the other side of this document.
- Please ask your local ResMed representative for the Ti Chart, a useful reference tool for Ti adjustments.
NIV: Noninvasive ventilation; S: Spontaneous; ST: Spontaneous–Timed; PAC: Pressure Assisted Control; IPAP: Inspiratory positive airway pressure; EPAP: Expiratory positive airway pressure; PEEP:
Positive end expiratory pressure; PS: Pressure support; WOB: Work of breathing; OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea; RR: Respiratory Rate; bpm: breaths per minute; Vt: Tidal volume; Lpm: Litres per minute.