Implementing effective ventilator practice at the bedside.

  title={Implementing effective ventilator practice at the bedside.},
  author={Gordon David Rubenfeld},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  volume={10 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW New data on the efficacy of low tidal volume ventilation for acute lung injury, noninvasive ventilation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation, weaning from mechanical ventilation, and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia provide, for perhaps the first time in respiratory care, compelling evidence for clinicians to change practice. However, experience from every other field in medicine suggests that there will be significant barriers to changing… CONTINUE READING


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