Ventilator Protocols

Thank you to everyone who has followed Nick's powerpoint presentations +/- attended the ventilation teaching. We hope the principles and approach to these patients made sense.

With more data coming from Italy (and even our own patients) we are learning that despite the need for oxygen, the PEEP requirements are not as high (generally) as was first thought. I will spare the details in this post but when the finalised protocol has been signed off I will highlight a few of the key areas here on the blog.

Things might change over the weeks and months (with any of the SOPs) so please keep an eye on the version number of the document. I will also send a message out on here when I am aware of any SOP changes.

For those who missed the ESICM webinar on Thursday, take a look at it here when you've got a minute (or 40).