Diaphragm Protective Ventilation

 Published: June 3, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer



This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Thomas Piraino, RRT, presenting “Diaphragm Protective Ventilation.”

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Piraino discusses how ventilator-induced diaphragm dysfunction is a growing concern in the literature. Various methods exist for monitoring patient effort, but minimal studies have used this information to adjust ventilation. This lecture will discuss the concept of diaphragm protective ventilation and present possible values to monitor for targeting an approach to ventilation that aims to protect the diaphragm.

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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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