Importance of “default” intraoperative ventilator settingsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5125 (Published 30 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5125
- Elizabeth L Whitlock, resident physician, anesthesia and perioperative care1
- 1UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
This article is very useful for anesthesia providers, who are typically responsible for selecting intraoperative ventilator settings—an area that sometimes does not receive the attention it deserves.1 I noticed that women in the cohort were substantially less likely to receive lung protective ventilation. Such a sex imbalance has been found before in studies of acute lung injury ventilation.2 Could this be due to default ventilator settings …
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