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2021 Feb 22

Aust Crit Care

Managing patient-ventilator asynchrony with a twice-daily screening protocol: A retrospective cohort study.


See K C, Sahagun J, Cove M, Sum C L, Garcia B, Chanco D, Misanes S, Abastillas E, Taculod J
Aust Crit Care. 2021 Feb 22.
PMID: 33632607.


Severe patient-ventilator asynchrony (PVA) might be associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and mortality. It is unknown if systematic screening and application of conventional methods for PVA management can modify these outcomes. We therefore constructed a twice-daily bedside PVA screening and management protocol and investigated its effect on patient outcomes.