Emergency Physicians Monthly has teamed up with the board prep pros at Rosh Review to bring you a mini board review, so that you can test yourself on a regular basis and track your progress. The following is the test – and answers – from the February edition of Emergency Physicians Monthly. Questions about the test? Talk back on Twitter @epmonthly.
Q: Which of the following is true regarding noninvasive positive pressure ventilation?
A. For best results, the BiPAP mask should be secured loosely to the patients face
B. In bilevel positive airway pressure, the inspiratory pressure should equal the expiratory pressure
C. Inspiratory positive pressure is synonymous with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)
D. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation has been shown to reduce the work of breathing and need for intubation in selected patients