Big Ideas Theater | Diaphragm Protective Ventilation

 Published: September 23, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer


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In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Thomas Piraino, RRT, FCSRT, FAARC, from St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto, visits the stage to discuss Diaphragm Protective Ventilation. This terminology may be new to some respiratory therapists. Piraino discusses how the effects mechanical ventilation can have on the diaphragm can go under recognized.

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Most clinicians know that atrophy of the diaphragm can occur quickly on ventilation. However, allowing the diaphragm to work can cause injury in another area. Piraino addresses this issue and more.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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