Physiotherapist administered, non-invasive ventilation to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications in high-risk patients following elective upper abdominal surgery; a before-and-after cohort implementation study
Jane Lockstone, Selina M Parry, Linda Denehy, Iain K Robertson, David Story, Scott Parkes, Ianthe Boden
Physiotherapy | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVES: To (1) determine whether short, 30-minute sessions of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is associated with fewer postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) following elective high-risk upper abdominal surgery and (2) measure feasibility and safety of this intervention when delivered by physiotherapists. DESIGN: Prospective, pre post cohort, observational, single-centre study. SETTING: Primary referral hospital in Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 182 consecutive high-risk elective upper abdominal surgery patients consisting of 101 pre cohort participants compared to 81 post cohort participants. INTERVENTIONS: Both groups received standardised preoperative physiotherapy and early ..View full abstract
This work was supported by the Clifford Craig Foundation, Launceston, Australia and the University of Tasmania (virtual Tasmanian Academic Health Science Precinct), Tasmania, Australia.