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BTS publishes guidance for the implementation of Respiratory Support Units

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A Respiratory Support Unit (RSU) is a dedicated area of a respiratory department where enhanced respiratory care and monitoring can be provided to patients, by highly specialised multi-professional teams, using techniques including Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), High Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) and other complex respiratory support. RSUs function at the interface between respiratory and critical care, and provide optimal care for these patients in the correct environment by facilitating transfer of patients from one care area to the other depending on the severity of their condition, optimising resources in the patients’ best interests.

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