This is a very timely article by EmDocs because NPPV has become commonplace in emergency medicine, considering the well-documented risks of endotracheal intubation. NPPV should be absolutely considered in retrieval medicine. This article discusses why to avoid endotracheal intubation, applications, indications and contraindications for NPPV and using BiPAP for pre-oxygenation if intubation is needed. If you use the ReVel Ventilator, check out the article, “ReVel Ventilator: Noninvasive Ventilations, 5 Steps to Success” .
— Alex Koyfman (@EMHighAK) August 23, 2016