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Knowledge and experience of physiotherapists on non-invasive ventilation

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Author(s): Isabel Cristina de Mendonça Santiago | Fabíola Maria Sabino Meireles | Cymara Pessoa Kuehner | Mirizana Alves-de-Almeida

Journal: Revista Brasileira em Promoção da Saúde
ISSN 1806-1222

Volume: 24;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 214;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Positive-Pressure Respiration | Physical Therapy Service | Hospital | Respiratory Therapy

ABSTRACT
Objective: To compare knowledge and experience in non-invasive ventilation (NIV) among physiotherapists of hospital wards and adult Intensive Care Units (ICU). Methods: A study conducted from August/2007 to August/ 2008, in four public hospitals in Fortaleza-CE, Brazil, with 116 physiotherapists (42/wards and 76/ICU) on their practical and theoretical knowledge on NIV, with open and closed questions. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics through SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 17. Results: Regarding the use of NIV, 22 of 42 physiotherapists from the wards and one of 74 from the ICU never administered it (p

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