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Norman Regional Health System is located just outside Oklahoma City and sees over 70,000 patients annually in its 44-bed ED. Patients in respiratory distress, such as those with COPD, Pneumonia, and general Dyspnea, are routine in that population.
NIPPV was often the front-line choice. However, for many of these patients, the mask-based therapy was uncomfortable. This led to patient non-compliance and increased staff workload.