Power source forces air into lings developing a positive intrapulmonary pressure that expands lungs (movement of air though a gradient)
Indications for IPPB
1. Improve lung expansion: treat atelectsis when a patient is unable to generate an IC>33% or ineffective cough>70% VC 2. Improve short term ventilator therapy: treat acute hypercapnic, resp. failure, COPD (which can prevent intubation/mech vent 3. To deliver aerosolized medication: SVN
Increased VT increases or decreases PaCO2 levels?
Hazards/Complications associated with IPPB therapy?