Noninvasive ventilation: Education and training. A narrative analysis and an international consensus document

Habib Mohammad Reazaul Karim, Karen E.A. Burns, Laura D. Ciobanu, Mohamad El-Khatib, Antonello Nicolini, Nicola Vargas, Thierry Hernández-Gilsoul, Szymon Skoczyński, Vito Antonio Falcone, Jean Michel Arnal, John Bach, Luca Salvatore De Santo, Alberto Lucchini, Joerg Steier, Andrea Purro, Angelo Petroianni, Catherine S. Sassoon, Stefano Bambi, Margarida Aguiar, Ayman O. SoubaniCorinne Taniguchi, Corrado Mollica, David A. Berlin, Edoardo Piervincenzi, Fabrizio Rao, Ferini Strambi Luigi, Rodolfo Ferrari, Giancarlo Garuti, Gerhard Laier-Groeneveld, Giuseppe Fiorentino, Kwok M. Ho, Jaber Saud Alqahtani, Manuel Luján, Onnen Moerer, Onofrio Resta, Paola Pierucci, Peter Papadakos, Stephan Steiner, Sven Stieglitz, Yalim Dikmen, Jun Duan, Pradipta Bhakta, Alejandro Ubeda Iglesias, Nadia Corcione, Vânia Caldeira, Zuhal Karakurt, Gabriele Valli, Eumorfia Kondili, Maria Pia Ruggieri, Margarida Simões Raposo, Fabrizio Bottino, Rafael Soler-González, Mohan Gurjar, José Luis Sandoval-Gutierrez, Behrouz Jafari, Marta Arroyo-Cozar, Ana Roca Noval, Nadia Corcione, Igor Barjaktarevic, Irena Sarc, Bushra Mina, Zbigniew Szkulmowski, Corinne Taniguchi, Antonio M. Esquinas

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    © 2019, Via Medica. All rights reserved. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is an increasingly used method of respiratory support. The use of NIV is expanding over the time and if properly applied, it can save patients’ lives and improve long-term prognosis. However, both knowledge and skills of its proper use as life support are paramount. This systematic review aimed to assess the importance of NIV education and training. Literature search was conducted (MEDLINE: 1990 to June, 2018) to identify randomized controlled studies and systematic reviews with the results analyzed by a team of experts across the world through e-mail based communications. Clinical trials examining the impact of education and training in NIV as the primary objective was not found. A few studies with indirect evidence, a simulation-based training study, and narrative reviews were identified. Currently organized training in NIV is implemented only in a few developed countries. Due to a lack of high-grade experimental evidence, an international consensus on NIV education and training based on opinions from 64 experts across the twenty-one different countries of the world was formulated. Education and training have the potential to increase knowledge and skills of the clinical staff who deliver medical care using NIV. There is a genuine need to develop structured, organized NIV education and training programs, especially for the developing countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-45
    JournalAdvances in Respiratory Medicine
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019


    • Education
    • Noninvasive ventilation
    • Programs
    • Staff
    • Training


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