Mechanical ventilation can save lives but it can also cause negative side-effects, such as lung damage. APRV is based on the principle of the open lung approach, which can help by improving oxygenation, facilitating spontaneous breathing and protecting the lungs against complications by improving oxygenation.
Ventilation therapy and APRV
From treatment to prevention: APRV facilitates spontaneous breathing by delivering continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and augments ventilation with brief releases. Take a look at how this can prevent mechanical ventilation complications, such as ARDS.
APRV history, terminology and best practices
In this workshop from the Dräger Advanced Ventilation Symposium, Dr. Nadar Habashi covers the basics of APRV history, terminology, best practices, applications and benefits – including the impact of APRV on the incidence and mortality of ARDS, the concepts of APRV and the use of APRV in preventing ARDS.
APRV settings and clinical applications
Ms. Penny Andrews talks about APRV settings and clinical applications. Take a look at the video to take a deeper dive into the topic of APRV and ventilation therapy.
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