Question

Strategies to avoid ventilator-induced lung injury and atelectasis in volume-controlled ventilation include: (Select 1.)

Answer

C

Rationale

The landmark ARDSNET study (2000) described a lower incidence of acute-lung injury with tidal volumes of 5–7 mL/kg of ideal body weight. This is recommended in the presence of PEEP and occasional recruitment maneuvers. CPAP and pressure support is monitored, not controlled under VCV settings and that is why those two are wrong answers, p. 259 vital source nurse anesthesia.




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