August 24, 2009

What is APRV ventilation and how is one respiratory care department using it to aid in recruitment and facilitate weaning?

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Phillip Thaut, RRT-NPS, RPFT, is clinical specialist for adult ICU respiratory care services, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. In this capacity he oversees quality improvement, education, and training for adult respiratory critical care services. Thaut directs and coordinates research in adult mechanical ventilation (including airway pressure release APRV ventilation), roto-proning, metabolics, and nitric oxide therapies. He has been a respiratory care practitioner in critical care for 36 years.