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Non-Invasive Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for the Management of Acute Respiratory Distress in Pre-Hospital and Rural Community Settings: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines for Use

Published on: June 9, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure versus endotracheal intubation for the management of acute respiratory distress in adults with congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, COPD, asthma and pneumonia in pre-hospital and rural community settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure versus endotracheal intubation for the management of acute respiratory distress in adults with congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, COPD, asthma and pneumonia in pre-hospital and rural community settings?
  3. What are the guidelines for use of non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure for the management of acute respiratory distress in adults in pre-hospital and rural community settings?

Tags

emergency mobile units, mobile emergency units, ambulatory care facilities, prehospital emergency care, community hospital, ventilators, pulmonary, acute respiratory distress syndrome, rural health services, continuous positive airway pressure, medical devices, respiratory