Who is Using Non-Invasive Ventilation? A Descriptive Study Examining the Population Enrolled in a Pediatric Non-Invasive Ventilation Program

  • Author / Creator
    Djkowich, Mikelle J
  • The use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in infants and children is increasing. This thesis examined the population of infants and children enrolled in a quaternary pediatric hospital’s NIV program with the goal of describing the clinical characteristics of that population over a one-year period. It used a retrospective design and involved reviewing the charts of infants and children enrolled in the NIV program at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in 2017. Demographic and clinical variables were collected, along with variables related to adherence to NIV therapy. For secure data storage purposes, a Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) database was created which also allowed for easy data analysis. Descriptive statistics, including mean or median and standard deviations or ranges, were provided for continuous variables and frequency distributions were used to summarize all categorical data. Independent t-tests and ANOVAs were also used to compare differences between groups. Findings included a comprehensive description of the population of infants and children enrolled in the Stollery’s NIV program in 2017. This provided several directions for future research as well as implications for current practitioners who work with this population as well as the families of these infants and children.

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    Spring 2020
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    Master of Nursing
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