Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report

19th Nov 2021

Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch Report: Treating COVID-19 patients using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) outside of a critical care unit

The investigation was launched after HSIB became aware of a patient with COVID-19 requiring CPA, who was found on the floor of a side room having called for assistance. The CPAP tubing had become disconnected from the mask meaning the patient’s breathing was not supported. Sadly, the patient died.

More information HERE

Find BTS/ICS Guidance: Respiratory care in patients with Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure association with COVID-19 HERE

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