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Use of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) | Exacerbation of COPD

Purpose:

To identify a patient with hypoxiemia due to an exacerbation of COPD who may be a candidate for noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV).

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

options, selection

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who is having an exacerbation with hypoxemia can be managed with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). Early use of NPPV in carefully selected patients can prevent further deterioration.

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