Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a method of respiratory support, in which a mask is used as the main interface, which can be easily applied and also easily disconnected from the patient's respiratory tract. The study included patients admitted to the intensive care unit of the surgical clinic of the AMU from April 1 to May 1, 2020. NIV has significant advantages over traditional mechanical ventilation. But it must be remembered that even in experienced hands, NIV is successful only in 75–90% of all cases, which depends on many factors, such as the severity of acute respiratory failure, training and experience of medical personnel, and the place of respiratory support. As with many types of therapy, operations, and technologies, improvement in the results of this method can be expected as experience is gained.
Nasibova EM, Pashayev CN