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Assessment and selection of patients for home ventilation A K Simonds

Elective indications 157

Monitoring and assessment plan 159

Assessment guidelines 163

Can ventilatory failure be prevented or delayed? 164

Treatment options for ventilatory insufficiency 164

Criteria for starting domiciliary ventilation 167

Combined recommendations 169

Comment on consensus guidelines 171

Initiation of NIV and compliance 171

References 172

Not only have the numbers of individuals receiving home ventilation increased over the last decade, but there has also been a widening of indications for these techniques. In some areas this expansion is evidence-based, in others non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is being applied where evidence to support its use is limited. The suitability of patients for home ventilation is explored in this chapter.