APRV, PRVC, PAV

September 19, 2010

Current modes of ventilation explained:

APRV/PAV/PRVC/etc…

Excerpt:

    • Recruitable low compliance lung disorders
    • Lung dysfunction secondary to thoracic restriction i.e.. obesity, acites
    • Inadequate oxygenation with FiO2 > .60
    • PIP> 35 cmH2O and /or PEEP>10 cmH2O
    • Lung protective strategies (high PEEP, low Vt) are failing
  • Can be used with other interventions i.e.. INO therapy, prone positioning

  • APRV

    Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (Power Point)

    Ventilation Modes

    APRV Clinical Guide (From Respiratory Resource)

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