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How to Treat Respiratory Distress in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Patients Without Using a Mask?

When it comes to treating patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), usually an exacerbation of congestive heart failure (CHF), non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NiPPV) is often the go-to therapy. However, studies show that more than 30% of patients cannot tolerate NiPPV due to mask intolerance.

Subgroup Analysis Suggests Vapotherm High Velocity Therapy Non-Inferior to NiPPV in Treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Patients

In March 2019, Haywood and colleagues published the results of a subgroup analysis in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine titled “HVNI vs NIPPV in the treatment of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: subgroup analysis of a multi-center trial in the ED.”

What Spectrum of Patients Can Go On High Velocity Therapy? — An Emergency Physician Discusses

Hi-VNI Technology is Mask-Free NIV™ for spontaneously breathing patients, and as such it is a viable alternative to non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NiPPV). It can be an especially useful tool in the Emergency Department (ED) where physicians don’t yet know what exactly is wrong with the patients, but have to treat their respiratory distress quickly.

Mask-Free NIV® in the Emergency Department — ED Doctors Discuss Their Experience

The VP of Medical Education at Vapotherm®, Michael McQueen, MD, MBA, had a conversation with a group of Emergency Department physicians on their use of Hi-VNI® Technology. Hi-VNI Technology is Mask-Free NIV for spontaneously breathing patients and has been found to have equivalent outcomes to Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NiPPV) in adults presenting in the ED in undifferentiated respiratory distress.

A Moving Moment with the Vapotherm® Transfer Unit

Being confined to an ICU bed is hard for many patients for even a couple of weeks, let alone for over one hundred days. Patient ambulation not only has the benefit of counteracting the harmful effects of prolonged bedrest, but it can improve patient mood. Watch the story of one such ICU patient.

Imagine the Ventilatory Support of NiPPV with the Comfort of Humidified High Flow

Clinicians admitting patients in respiratory distress traditionally have three categories of tools to relieve symptoms. There is oxygen therapy for low severity patients, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NiPPV) for moderate distress, and then mechanical ventilation for severe cases of respiratory distress.

The Seven Types of Patients That Could Benefit from High Velocity Therapy

High Velocity Therapy delivered with Hi-VNI® Technology is mask-free noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for spontaneously breathing patients. It is a viable alternative to NiPPV and can relieve undifferentiated respiratory distress, including hypercapnia and hypoxemia. It is one user-friendly tool that could benefit a variety of patients from neonate to end-of-life.

Treating the Congested Patient with High Velocity Therapy

Whether it’s pneumonia, bronchiolitis, or other respiratory infections, secretion clearance is one of the keys to symptom relief. Rehydration of airway mucosa to promote mucociliary function helps with secretion clearance, and this can be effectively achieved by inhalation of heated, humidified gas.

Study Shows Clinicians Using Vapotherm® Oxygen Assist Module Prototype Significantly Better at Achieving Target SpO2 in NICU than Manual Titration

In November 2018, the Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal & Neonatal edition published the results of a prospective, two-center, order-randomized cross-over study performed at two NICUs in the UK, designed to evaluate the performance of Vapotherm’s® forthcoming Oxygen Assist Module (OAM) technology.

Rethinking Ventilation — Do you always need pressure?

The frequent-flyer COPDer comes into the hospital, dyspneic and tripoding and the respiratory therapist is readying the non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NiPPV) — this is a frequent sight for clinicians admitting respiratory distress patients. NiPPV has been the gold standard treatment for patients with hypercapnia. It reduces the risks associated with mechanical ventilation while also being more tolerable for the patient.