Ventilation

Helping to protect vulnerable lives

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)

NIV is normally used when oxygen levels in the blood are low and carbon dioxide levels are high. The ventilator helps you breathe out more carbon dioxide.

The term is used to describe how the ventilator (air pump) delivers air to your lungs under pressure which helps keep your airways and the air sacs in your lungs open and inflated via a face mask.

Invasive Ventilation (IV)

Invasive Ventilation (IV) is normally used when full breathing support is required. The ventilator will assist spontaneous breathing and provide mandatory ventilation as required.

The term is used to describe how the ventilator delivers air to your lungs under pressure which helps keep your airways and the air sacs in your lungs open and inflated via a Tracheostomy. This is quite often prescribed as volume ventilation and can be used up to 24 hours per day.

Mouth Piece Ventilation (MPV) or SIP ventilation

Mouth Piece Ventilation (MPV) or SIP ventilation is used by people who wish to take assisted breaths through a straw or mouth piece as desired.

The term is used to describe how the ventilator delivers air to your lungs via a straw or mouthpiece and will sit in idle mode until a demand by the user. it is a comfortable non intrusive mode of ventilation for people requiring minimal but necessary support.