SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate compliance of utilizing appropriate tidal volumes and modes of ventilation in patients with respiratory failure.
METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a before and after interventional performance improvement project. 400 intubated patients were studied. 200 patients were evaluated before intervention and 200 were evaluated after the intervention. Intervention consisted of education and resources provided to ICU staff. Primary outcomes measurements were adherence to ARDSnet low tidal volume guidelines including appropriate tidal volume selection and controlled ventilation (volume or pressure). All statistical analyses were performed with IBM SPSS Basic Statistics for Windows, version 20.0 (IBM Corp, 2011). All statistical tests were based on a 0.05 significance level.