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Take lung protection into focus

If intubation may become necessary the first aim may be to improve gas exchange and lung mechanics. The initiation of a lung protective ventilation strategy and the optimization of ventilator settings may be key elements during this phase. The ventilator has to adapt to the patient and not vice versa.

Stabilization as second step of the Respiration Pathway


Stabilize the patient and protect the lung because...

  • patients could develop ventilator-associated lung injury (VALI) 
  • VALI could turn into acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) 
  • multiple organ failure and mortality rate may increase, associated with ALI or ARDS

Tidal ventilation and risk of VILI

Repeated tidal recruitment and de-recruitment may lead to ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) (lower pictures). If alveoli are stabilized by sufficient PEEP at end-expiration, tidal ventilation is less likely to induce any negative side effects (upper pictures).


Can APRV prevent ARDS?

Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) applies continues positive airway pressure with integration of spontaneous breathing. Would you like to learn more?


Image-guided lung protection

Personalized ventilation, assessment of lung recruitability and individualized PEEP are major contributors to lung protection in Intensive Care.

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Dräger PulmoVista® 500 – making ventilation visible

PulmoVista 500 helps adjust ventilation settings to achieve individually optimized ventilation with regional specific, continuous and dynamic information at the bedside.

Our set of treatment tools to protect the lung

Stabilizing a patient’s breathing means to be well informed about the state of the lung, at all times. Let yourself be assisted by a set of proven tools.


LowFlow PV Loop to help to identify inflection points of the lung to find optimal PEEP and/or VT resp. Pinsp settings.


Quick Set and PressureLink to support the oriented workflow to allow the application of any recruitment procedure.


Recruitment trends to support the analysis of recruitment procedures and the set-up of a lung protective ventilation strategy.


Pressure Control - Assist Control (PC-AC) affords the patient to determine time and number of mandatory mechanical breaths.


AutoFlow to adapt automatically the necessary pressure to guarantee the set tidal volume and to improve synchrony between patient and ventilator.


Integrated CO2 monitoring to support the analysis of effectiveness of ventilation and of the gas exchange of the patient.


Smart Pulmonary View to perform real time visualization and turn data into information for a potentially quicker analysis of lung dynamic parameters.


Lung protective booklet

Learn more about protective ventilation

Download booklet

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Mini Manual Ventilation

Learn more about ventilation with our mini manual

Download Booklet

Follow the Respiration Pathway


Phase 1 - Prevent


Phase 3 - Wean


Phase 4 - Recover


Your choice for every therapy phase

Would you like to learn more about our set of treatment tools to support individual ventilation therapy along the whole Respiration Pathway?

Get in touch with Dräger


Draeger India Private Limited

10th Floor, Commerz II, International Business Park,
Oberoi Garden City,
Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai - 400 063, India

022 6133 5600