HealthStream®: Mechanical Ventilator Settings to Optimize Patient-Ventilator Synchrony
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Ventilator asynchrony, or a mismatch between patient and ventilator breaths, commonly occurs in ventilated patients and can be attributed to a number of patient- and ventilator-associated factors. Ventilator settings can be manipulated to optimize patient-ventilator synchronization. This continuing education activity will review ventilator settings and discuss how they can be adjusted to promote optimal patient-ventilator synchrony.