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Lung Protective Ventilation

The big impact of lung protective ventilation

As Your Specialist in Acute Care, we invite you to explore a deeper understanding of how to fit the needs of every patient’s lung ventilation. How can you effectively ventilate neonatal, paediatric, or adult patient's lungs while protecting them at the same time? This continues to pose a major challenge in clinical settings.

How can you improve patient outcomes whilst maximising hospital’s resources? It’s worth paying more attention to customised ventilation. Ensuring gas exchange in the lungs, accelerating the weaning process from mechanical ventilation, treating the underlying causes of disease, and facilitating the patient's recovery. Learn why all of that is vital and how to implement in your working surroundings.

Ensuring lung protection in Perioperative Care

Anaesthetists aim to prevent medical error in operating room

Preventing medical errors in anaesthesia

Medical errors cannot be completely prevented, which makes maximising risk reduction even more important. Stay prepared with our extensive overview of the topic – because each solution is born from a cause.

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Lung protection during bariatric surgery

Obese patients have a higher risk of complications. Get to know why and how you can pay particular attention to the specific needs of their perioperative care. Based on current literature, several methods in ventilation and positioning enable you to downsize the higher risk of complications.

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Lung recruitment for atelectasis

Recruiting atelectasis intraoperatively can be an important clinical procedure, but is subject to controversy with respect to protective ventilation. Get the latest background

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Lung protection during general anesthesia

Every day you manage patients with healthy and injured lungs. Find out which patients may benefit from protective ventilation approaches and how this could be performed

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Intraoperative spontaneous breathing

Early intraoperative spontaneous breathing might contribute to lung protection, although it only plays a minor role in current discussions. Learn more about another aspect of protective ventilation.

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Low-flow anesthesia for lung protection

Besides economic effects, low-flow anesthesia can have relevant clinical benefits in the OR by contributing to lung protection. We provide for you this technology in detail.

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Ensuring lung protection in the ICU


Individualised mechanical ventilation therapy

Discover the variability and diversity of our treatment tools along the respiration pathway. They enable the administration of protective mechanical ventilation therapy in your ICU

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Image guided lung protection

With our approach of image-guided lung protection, you can now see the previously unseen – and truly personalize ventilation to ensure lung protective ventilation. This can help void negative effects known as ventilator-associated lung injuries (VALI), which often contribute to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

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Non-Invasive ventilation

Find out more about NIV, including clinical evidence and experiences of NIV, and the choice of masks available

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Ventilation therapy and APRV

The use of Airway Pressure Release Ventilation is increasing and it is not only used as a rescue mode anymore. Over the last years new studies and articles have led to discussing this ventilation mode and its concept again.

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EIT pulmonary monitoring

Live non-invasive, regional information on distribution of ventilation. This helps adjust ventilation settings to achieve individually optimized ventilation with regional specific, continuous and dynamic information at the bedside.

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Mechanical ventilation should only take as long as necessary. Otherwise the risk of complications and lung damage increases as well as the ICU length of stay. The crucial factors for successful weaning and extubation are an interdisciplinary strategy and an accurate assessment of the patient

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High flow oxygen therapy

High-flow oxygen therapy – applied with a special binasal high-flow nasal cannula and a heated inspiratory breathing circuit – provides comfortable, non-invasive respiratory support to patients who require oxygen at higher flow rates.

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Ensuring lung protection in the NICU


Lung protective ventilation for paediatric anaesthesia

Most critical incidents and many of the perioperative cardiac arrests in paediatric anaesthesia are related to the respiratory system. Anaesthetists face a special challenge in their job ventilating children, newborns and preemies. The conclusions are far from exhausted, yet we’d like to offer further insight into this topic to help you protect your patients.

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