APRV

APRV = airway pressure release ventilation

Option for ARDS

Spontaneously breathing patient

High level of CPAP (Thigh)  e.g. 75% of prior PCV-generated peak airway pressure.

Duration of e.g. 4.5 sec

Periods of ‘pressure release’  (Tlow)  e.g. 0.8 sec

 

Links:

http://www.ccjm.org/index.php?id=107937&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=365201&cHash=623cd2d8d73a88abcfe0ce400a1b6237

http://www.ccforum.com/content/5/4/221

 

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