The use of low tidal volume (4-8 ml/kg of predicted body weight) has been considered the default way to ventilate patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to minimize ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Recommendations have additionally been made to use 6 ml/kg of predicted body weight as a standard setting due to the reason that…

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There is still time to register! TARGET AUDIENCE All members of the ICU interprofessional team involved in the care of mechanically ventilated patients. Interested professionals will include physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, physiotherapists. Experienced professionals and professionals-in-training will find this course relevant and very helpful in their clinical practice. GOALS Enhance ICU clinicians’ understandingof the physiological principles informing assessment…

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Lung protective ventilation is not a new concept in the world of mechanical ventilation. Extensive research has been published, and is continuing to be performed, to determine and confirm various mechanisms of lung injury. Diaphragm protective ventilation is relatively new concept in mechanical ventilation, with ongoing research looking at various mechanisms affecting this most important…

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