Lung-protective strategy | definition of lung-protective strategy by Medical dictionary
lung-protective strategy, lung-protective ventilatory strategy
In patients treated with mechanical ventilation, the use of tidal volumes of 6 mL/kg of predicted body weight or less for each machine-generated breath. Higher tidal volumes have been consistently associated with increased mortality in patients with acute lung injuries and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
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To explain this decrease, the authors emphasized the implementation of the lung-protective strategy
(21,25) proposed by ARDSnet (6).
Finally, the ventilation achieves optimum tidal volume and respiratory frequency by automatically adjusting the inspiratory rate while applying lung-protective strategy