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Evaluating Delivery of Low Tidal Volume Ventilation in Six ICUs Using Electronic Health Record Data

Evaluating Delivery of Low Tidal Volume Ventilation in Six ICUs Using Electronic Health Record Data

Despite low mean tidal volume in the cohort, a significant percentage of patients were exposed to a prolonged duration of high tidal volumes which was correlated with higher mortality. Detailed ventilator records in the electronic health record provide a unique window for evaluating low tidal volume delivery and targets for improvement. Tidal volumes were analyzed across 1,905 hospitalizations. Although mean tidal volume was 6.8 mL/kg predicted body weight, 40% of patients were exposed to tidal volumes greater than 8 mL/kg predicted body weight, with 11% for more than 24 hours. Adult patients who received invasive mechanical ventilation more than 12 hours.

CriticalCare.news
October 15, 2018