Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Requires Healthcare Team Spirit - RT475A

Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Requires Healthcare Team Spirit

by Margaret M. Ecklund, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-K and Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN and Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
(4.7 / 15 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. Used in appropriate patients, NPPV provides advantages for patients versus endotracheal intubation. NPPV can also be used as a mode to support the patient moving to a transitional care environment for continued care. This module will discuss NPPV and the educational needs of clinicians and patients using this therapy.
The goal of this educational course 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 3/27/2020 to 3/27/2021.
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: 10/27/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/17/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/16/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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.


For Florida professionals:

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Arturo M - Tampa, FL  ·  Apr 08, 2020
excellent and very informative course
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ANTHONY V - upland, CA  ·  Apr 08, 2020
good overview on BIPAP and discharge planning.
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Pamela B - san lorenzo, CA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
bipap is one of the best way to ventilate and dave the patient from the intubation process.
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Michael L - Reading, PA  ·  Apr 02, 2020
Great review of NPPV and appropriate use.
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Laschelle F - las vegas, NV  ·  Mar 18, 2020
Very easy to take this test.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00