We use the P/V Tool to determine initial PEEP settings on almost all ventilator patients once they have been sedated for the intubation. We also use the recruitment portion of the P/V Tool a lot, particularly for patients who are having repeated atelectasis.
Director Respiratory Care (until 2019)
Methodist Hospital, Houston (TX), USA
Our respiratory therapists use the P/V Tool as soon as they put the patient on the ventilator to obtain optimum PEEP. The therapists find it very helpful, especially on the sicker patients.
Clinical Educator for the Respiratory Department
Florida Hospital, Orlando, USA
The P/V Tool is available as an option on the HAMILTON-C3/C6 and HAMILTON-G5, and is a standard feature on the HAMILTON-S1.