CPAP in EMS: The Standard of Care Argument
A growing volume of literature has demonstrated the clinical benefit of CPAP and other non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) techniques for patients in respiratory distress. It has been the standard of care in the hospital environment for many years. Now is the time to make the argument for NIPPV to be the standard of care in the pre-hospital arena. Dr. Wesley will review the current literature in support of this argument paying particular attention to the National Association of EMS Physicians position statement that supports prehospital use of CPAP.
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| Keith Wesley
Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, is the past Minnesota state EMS medical director and the EMS medical director for HealthEast Ambulance in St. Paul, Minn. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.