I use it all the time, and I hope most of us do. So this might not be big news, but it’s always good to get a meta-confirmation that lung protective ventilation is a good thing – even for your standard, elective patient. In this meta-analysis looking at lung protective vs standard old school protocol ventilation (usually Tidal volumes between 4-6ml/kg IBW vs 8-10ml/kg IBW), the lung protective strategy showed an over-all lower mortality, lower incidence of pulmonary complications and shorter hospital stays. Good for us, good for the hospital and good for the patient.
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