CME 28/04/16 – NIV in Acute Exacerbation of COPD

Here is Fraser’s very helpful talk on the management of patients with acute exacerbations of COPD, specifically indications for NIV. This talk included a discussion on the utility of VBG vs ABG vs CBG in the emergency setting. The current indication suggested by Fraser / ?SCGH Respiratory Medicine Dept is shown in the algorithm below. I have included links to some of the relevant current research and reviews on this topic below.


Acute Exacerbation of COPD Mx Algorithm:
Acute COPD_NIV algorithm_12
ABG vs VBG in Acute Exacerbations of COPD:
Dr James Wheeler
Dr James Wheeler

Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia

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