Dr. Marta Kaminska, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC
Dr. François Maltais, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Québec, QC

We will first discuss the current (2011) Canadian recommendation regarding the use of home mechanical ventilation in patients with stable COPD. We will then review the recent literature concerning the use of home mechanical ventilation in patients with stable COPD and present the new Canadian recommendations for the use of home mechanical ventilation.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the expected benefits of home mechanical ventilation in stable COPD;
  • Describe the 2020 Canadian recommendations for the use of home mechanical ventilation in stable COPD; and
  • Describe how to prescribe and adjust home mechanical ventilation in stable COPD.