Mechanical ventilation is ubiquitous to intensive care. In fact, the foundation of intensive care units (ICUs) can be traced to housing patients requiring mechanical ventilation for specialized care.
In the past 2 decades, our understanding of mechanical ventilation and its complications has become steeped in evidence and physiology.
After nearly 60 years of modern positive pressure ventilation, it seems that mechanical ventilation has a narrow therapeutic index between the effective and lethal dose. Clearly, the impact of tidal volume (VT) and airway pressures on ventilator-induced lung injury and mortality are firmly established.
1 Yet, even in the presence of evidenced-based guidelines,
2 clinicians routinely ignore even the best proven strategies.
3 The complexity of mechanical ventilation and of ventilators has done little to improve this reality. Clinicians are influenced by local champions, manufacturers, and mentors. This is frequently manifesting the way individuals describe ventilation techniques by the proprietary names of devices, versus by function. In the face of this conundrum, the failure of trained clinicians to adopt evidence-based practices, automation of ventilation settings could provide a solution.
This training does not provide credit
What will you learn?
- The clinical benefits of closed loop ventilation
This lecture will be ideal for physicians working in the ER, Anesthesia > ICU who want to better understand the benefits of closed loop controlled ventilation. As well ICU respiratory therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and sales and marketing personal who are involved with mechanical ventilation.