protective ventilation


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protective ventilation

A type of mechanical ventilation in which tidal volumes are set to avoid overstretching the alveoli, and pressures at the end of an inhaled breath are set to avoid alveolar collapse.
See also: ventilation
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Numerous interventions are designed to prevent harm from mechanical ventilation, such as implementing lung protective ventilation strategies on day one, transitioning to a spontaneous breathing trial as soon as possible, etc.
2] homeostasis associated with protective ventilation, gaining time for lung recovery (3).
In a previous paper, Silvestri10 showed the dependence of the breathing circuit compliance on the inspiratory flow, while Grazia et al11 showed that actual tidal volume could be reliably estimated if the compliance of the breathing circuit is measured with the same parameters and ventilation technique that is to be utilised in lung protective ventilation.
Early protective ventilation strategies (4), caution with recruitment manoeuvres and timely treatment of any sequalae should result in improved survival from this form of ventilation induced lung injury.