What happens when my child needs a breathing mask (NIV) at night?

This video shows children and parents what happens when you need to be fitted for a breathing mask to wear at night. This is also called Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and can be a CPAP or BiPAP mask. Trying on the mask for the first time can feel really strange and it takes some time to get used to but it doesn't hurt. Parents can watch this video themselves or together with their child before the appointment depending on the age and ability of the child.

This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.


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