Prone positioning improves oxygenation in most patients with ARDS, primarily by facilitating the recruitment of flooded and collapsed alveoli in posterior, dependent regions of the lung.
Shadyside relies on nearly 100 volunteers, and their constant recruitment and retention is a “big headache,” Dr.
Plus, success can increase staff satisfaction and, some say, even affect recruitment and retention.
Canadian researchers performed a randomized, controlled trial at 30 hospitals to determine whether a “lung open ventilation” (LOV) strategy that combined lung recruitment maneuvers, high levels of positive end-expiratory pressure
It was becoming a real recruitment disadvantage to expect physicians to run from clinic to emergency room to hospital,” said Dr.
The air pressure in the airway atthe end of exhalation is equal to the external air pressure of themachine, and this helps “splint” the airway open, allowing betteroxygenation and airway recruitment.
difficile diarrhea (CDD) within 12 weeks of recruitment. Results were published online Aug.
The researchers noted that their recruitment rate of 14% was relatively low and that the clinical vignettes did not include an option for physicians to respond neutrally or recommend intermediate care,