How can we improve adoption of protective mechanical ventilation in United Kingdom critical care units?
Author(s): Paul P Dean and Claire Horsfield
Source: Journal of the Intensive Care Society, 2018, Vol. 19(1) 84
Publication Date: Feb 2018
Publication Type(s): Correspondence
We have read with interest the multicentre audit into the application of protective mechanical lung ventilation across the Severn and Wessex regions.1 Through the Critical Care Network (CCN) in Lancashire
and South Cumbria, we have undertaken a quality improvement project associated with lung-protective
ventilation over the last year. Our initial findings were similar to those reported with only 31% of patients
being ventilated in a manner consistent with lung protection (57 ml/kg ideal body weight) and only 11%
were ventilated at 46 ml/kg ideal body weight).
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