Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Time: 09:00 – 17:00


This inter-professional course is suitable for all healthcare professionals that may encounter and manage patients using non-invasive ventilation (NIV).

Participants will be involved in a series of practical work-shops and simulated scenarios using actors and manikins. A debriefing framework is used to assist participants to learn positively and constructively from their experience on the course.


  • To work more effectively with colleagues when initiating and managing NIV in the emergency and acute environment
  • To provide a framework for reviewing your working environment and its effect on the patient’s experience and their safety in relation to Human Factors

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course attendees will be able to:

  • Provide a safe framework for the use of Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Understand the scientific principals of respiratory failure
  • Recognise the principals, indications and contraindications for NIV
  • Safely able to prescribe, set up, and trouble shoot NIV
  • Recognise the limitations of NIV
  • Learn basic principals of Human Factors in healthcare

This course is suitable for:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Nurses
  • ST1 Doctors to Consultants
  • High Dependency or Emergency Staff with Respiratory Patients


  • To be announced


To book onto the course please complete the booking form and return to the Simulation Team

For more information please see the course flyer or  contact the Simulation team on 0207 188 4802 or email  the Simulation Team