Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation

Part of AACN Critical Care Webinar Series

Presenter(s): David J Koerner, APRN, BSN

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Webinar Summary

Evidence-based use of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV) may be a lifesaving intervention affecting both oxygenation and ventilation. A form of mechanical ventilation, this intervention has unique mechanisms of action and effects that are often misunderstood.

Join us as presenter David Koerner reviews three modes of NIPPV with specific focus on the benefits of the pressure limited mode, which is most commonly applied in acute care. Indications and evidence for NIPPV implementation will be discussed along with risks, benefits and criteria for discontinuation.


  • Identify the mechanisms of action of NIPPV
  • Distinguish between the indications and contraindications for NIPPV use
  • Examine the evidence-based use of NIPPV in select pathologic conditions


David J Koerner, APRN, BSN

David J Koerner, APRN, BSN

David Koerner is a nurse practitioner at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City (KUMC). He specializes in pulmonary and critical care with University of Kansas Physicians, Inc., and he is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians. Koerner has 17 years of experience in bedside nursing. Since 2012, he has held certification as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. Prior to gaining certification, he began his nursing career as a licensed practical nurse in the operating room and advanced to become a registered nurse in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at KUMC. His passion for this topic came from understanding that NIPPV is a form of mechanical ventilation with significant implications for bedside nursing care.

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