Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Requires Healthcare Team Spirit - RT475

Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Requires Healthcare Team Spirit

by Margaret M. Ecklund, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-K
(4.7 / 845 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) provides an exciting alternative to invasive methods of managing ventilation for the acute care patient. It is an effective treatment for respiratory failure related to congestive heart failure by preventing the progression of respiratory failure or preventing hemodynamic instability and intubation. Interdisciplinary knowledge, planning, and care coordination can enhance patient tolerance and improve outcomes. Used in appropriate patients, NPPV provides advantages for patients versus endotracheal intubation. NPPV can also be used as a mode to support the patient in the move to a transitional care environment to continue care and avoid hospital readmission. This module will discuss NPPV and the educational needs of clinicians and patients using this therapy. Additional noninvasive support includes continuous positive airway pressure delivery via interface device.


The goal of this continuing education module is to provide acute and critical care clinicians with evidence supporting the use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation as well as strategies for its application. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the advantages of NPPV versus endotracheal intubation
  • State the difference between NPPV support and continuous positive airway pressure
  • Discuss alternative interface devices and related care for patients requiring NPPV

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and respiratory therapists.
Respiratory therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 8/4/2009 to 1/1/2014; 4/13/2015 to 4/13/2017; 5/5/2017 to 5/5/2019.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/4/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/15/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/5/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


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CHRISTOPHER W - Clearwater, FL  ·  Feb 11, 2019
NPPV review well done
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Cherie F - MORICHES, NY  ·  Feb 04, 2019
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Brian M - Lakeland, FL  ·  Jan 31, 2019
well written and interesting
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Cleveland J - Miami, FL  ·  Jan 30, 2019
excellent refresher course for respiratory therspist
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Ron M - plant city, FL  ·  Jan 27, 2019
this class was great thank you
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00