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Panel discussion: Nuts and bolts of long-term Non-Invasive Ventilation modes in children

Panel discussion: Nuts and bolts of long-term Non-Invasive Ventilation modes in children

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Panel discussion: Nuts and bolts of long-term Non-Invasive Ventilation modes in children


18:00-19:00 CEST

19 September, 2023 | Online


Chairs: Dr Monique Slaats (Rotterdam, Netherlands); Prof. Dr Refika Hamutcu Ersu (Ottawa, Canada)
Speakers: Prof. David Zielinski (Montréal, Canada)

Fees: Free for ERS members / €10 for non-members
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The demand for home ventilation expertise in paediatric care has intensified with its potential to substantially improve the quality of life for young patients. Facilitating personalised care plans, minimising hospitalisations, and fostering family-centred support are pivotal benefits. As we navigate this webinar, we collectively address this growing need and equip ourselves to enhance the care we provide to our paediatric population.

Educational aims

The aims of this webinar are to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of paediatric home ventilation, including its principles, benefits, and challenges while equipping them with the latest knowledge on equipment and technology. The session aims to empower healthcare professionals to make informed decisions, enhance patient outcomes, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, promote safety through monitoring and protocols, and enable family-centred care, all contributing to improved quality of life for paediatric patients undergoing home ventilation.


  • Fundamentals of Paediatric Home Ventilation: Understanding indications, benefits, and challenges.
  • Equipment and Technology: Exploring the latest devices, features, and personalised equipment selection.
  • Patient Selection and Assessment: Criteria for candidate identification, comprehensive evaluations, and personalised care planning.
  • Monitoring and Safety: Continuous monitoring, alarm systems, and emergency protocols for patient well-being.
  • Collaborative Care Approach: Highlighting roles of paediatricians, pulmonologists, therapists, nurses, and caregivers.

Target audience:

  • Paediatricians
  • Pulmonologists
  • Paediatric pulmonologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Caregivers


This webinar will include one lecture, followed by a final round table discussion.

Learning outcomes

After following this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between basic pressure non-invasive ventilation modes (such as Spontaneous (S), Spontaneous-Time (ST), Pressure Control (PC/PAC)).
  • Recognise the importance of settings beyond pressure: Inspiratory time, Trigger/Cycle sensitivity, rise time.
  • Appreciate the role of volume targeted pressure mode.
  • Distinguish normal and abnormal leaks in NIV.