Date: 05 Mar 2024

Respiratory failure in MND: Options, solutions and issues

Venue: Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC) Lecture theatre. Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW


Event Notes:

Aim: To introduce non respiratory specialist members of the MDT to respiratory failure and the different types of respiratory interventions.

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm (registration and coffee from 9:15am)

Cost: £50

Objectives: By the end of the session you will:

  • have been introduced to respiratory failure, and its progression, in the context of MND
  • be able to describe the respiratory assessments, including sleep studies, which may be performed on people living with MND with suspected respiratory failure
  • be able to explain respiratory assessments in order to support the people with MND in their care and prepare them for the tests
  • have been introduced to evidence which supports the use of NIV with MND patients
  • understand the different modes and settings used in non-invasive ventilation
  • be able to describe the challenges of using NIV, in particular those with bulbar impairment, and when NIV is not an appropriate treatment
  • have considered the implications and process of withdrawal of assisted ventilation
  • have had an opportunity to explore case studies and through knowledge application and discussion identify the presenting problem and the appropriate action to take