Ventilation Strategies for COVID-19 Patients

Noninvasive Ventilation Strategies for Patients with Severe or Critical COVID-19: A Rapid Evidence Review of Clinical Outcomes

Project Status:Complete

Knowledge User(s)

World Health Organization

Patient/Public Partner(s)

Elaine Zibrowski, Maya Sterne

Funding Source(s)

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance
  • World Health Organization

Project Objectives

To determine to what extent does high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or noninvasive ventilation (NIV) impact the need for invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), hospital length of stay, and death compared to standard oxygen therapy (SOT) or against each other.

Research Approach

Rapid Review

Project Lead(s)

Shannon Kelly

Position: University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Shannon Kelly

University of Ottawa Heart Institute