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NIV and Oxygen Assessment

This section contains links to Oxygen and NIV guidelines / resources

Non-Invasive Ventilation 

NIV QI Toolkit - The Society, in response to the NCEPOD Inspiring Change report and new Quality Standards, has developed a QI Tool for Non-Invasive Ventilation which is available for download. You may find this useful when setting up a QI project aimed at improving NIV care. - 

BTS/ICS Guidelines for the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Adults (2016)

European Respiratory Society Guideline on Long-term Home Non-Invasive Ventilation for Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2019)

NCEPOD Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation: Inspiring Change (2017) -This NCEPOD report focuses on the quality of acute non-invasive ventilation clinical care, for patients aged 16 years or older who are admitted to hospital. The report takes a critical look at areas where the care of patients might have been improved. Remediable factors have also been identified in the clinical and the organisational care of these patients. 


Oxygen Assessment

British Thoracic Society guidelines for home oxygen use in adults (2015)

British Thoracic Society quality standards for home oxygen use in adults (2017)

British Thoracic Society Guideline for oxygen use in adults in healthcare and emergency settings (2017)

NICE overview of oxygen therapy

PCRS – prescribing O2 Update