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5 Key Concepts To Remember

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5 Key Concepts To Remember

5 Key Concepts To Remember

  • Keep the Plateau pressures <30 cm H20 to avoid alveolar overdistention.
  • Avoid air trapping (assessed on expiratory flow  waveform) when setting respiratory rate.
  • Apply PEEP to overcome auto-PEEP.
  • Wean FIO 2 to maintain PaO2 between 60 mm Hg and 80 mm Hg.
  • Use adequate sedation to allow for passive ventilation.

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Andrea DeGiorgi; Michael White

Publication Date

August 1, 2008

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