Karen J Bosma, MD, FRCPC Critical Care Medicine and Respirology
• PAV(set properly)makes central apneas rare, ensures good patient-ventilator synchrony, may make life easier for the RT, and appears to improve sleep
– Let the patient drive the ventilator
• Controlled mechanical ventilation eliminates central apneas, obviates the need for synchronization, and also appears to improve sleep
Interesting article regarding sleep, synchrony with mechanical ventilation and weaning.