New study: Fewer manual adjustments with closed loop ventilation mode


A new study shows that use of a fully closed loop ventilation and oxygenation mode for mechanical ventilation of patients in the ICU significantly reduces the number of manual adjustments made to ventilator settings.

Sixty patients were randomized to be ventilated using INTELLiVENT-ASV® or conventional modes (volume assist control and pressure support), and all changes to settings were recorded from the start of ventilation to extubation or death. Results showed that the number of adjustments to settings in a 24-hour period was signifcantly higher in the conventional ventilation group (10 (7-17))  than in the INTELLiVENT-ASV group (5 (4-7); p<0.01). In addition, INTELLiVENT-ASV was shown to be significantly easier to use for both nurses and physicians.



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