Respiratory therapy with CPAP or NIV is considered the standard treatment for COPD or cardiac pulmonary edema. It may be expedient to start the treatment right in the emergency room or the cardiac catheterization lab to avoid unnecessary delays of pharmacotherapy or cardiological intervention. The compact NI 60 ventilator is ideally suited for this purpose because of its easy handling and extensive leakage compensation. Its highly responsive measuring and control technology, comprehensive leakage compensation, and trigger detection based on adaptive byflow technology make no compromise in ventilation therapy in spite of mask-related leakages. This also facilitates the prompt start of therapy outside of intensive care units.