SESSION TITLE: Pediatric Pulmonary
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 02:45 PM - 04:15 PM
PURPOSE: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is increasingly used for critically ill adults and children with respiratory insufficiency or failure. Use of NIV for pediatric status asthmaticus is not well supported, and there are concerns that NIV only delays intubation and is associated with complication rates similar to invasive ventilation. NIV is frequently used in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for status asthmaticus. The purpose of this study was to report our experience with NIV in pediatric status asthmaticus.