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Although some patients are fully passive while being ventilated (those with deep sedation or therapeutic paralysis, some forms of coma, metabolic alkalosis, sleep-disordered breathing), most patients will make active respiratory efforts, even on volume assist-control ventilation (VACV), at times performing extraordinary amounts of work. Unintended patient effort can be difficult to recognize but, aside from obvious patient effort, may be signaled by an inspiratory fall in intrathoracic pressure (as noted on a central venous or pulmonary artery pressure tracing, or with an esophageal balloon) or by triggering of the ventilator.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. tory distress syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2008;299(6):637–645. Phoenix SI, Paravastu S, Columb M, Vincent JL, Nirmalan M. Does a higher positive end expiratory pressure decrease mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Anesthesiology. 2009;110(5):1098– 1105. Briel M, Meade M, Mercat A, et al. Higher vs lower positive end-expiratory pressure in patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome: systematic review and metaanalysis.

Develop an individual and institutional commitment to NIV. 2. Select patients carefully, excluding those with hemodynamic instability, inadequate airway protective reflexes, or little prospect of improvement within the next several days. 3. Have available a selection of masks to increase the probability of a good fit. 4. Use the pressure-support mode, beginning with modest settings, such as PEEP ¼ 3 cm H 2 O, PSV 3 ¼ 8 cm H 2 O, and the most Chapter 3. Mechanical Ventilation (Schmidt) 5. 6. 7. 8.

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