- Mechanical ventilation complications
- Lung overdistension, barotrauma, lung collapse, and blood desaturation
- Significant costs to health care system
INVASIVE MECHANICAL VENTILATION (IMV) IN THE USA
per 100.000 adults received IMV in 2009 (1)
hospital cost increment by one IMV day (2)
cost saving per patient after implementation of CLRT (3)
AUTOMATIC LATERAL THERAPY WITH ELECTRIC IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY
AUTOMATIC LATERAL THERAPY (ALT) Lateral tilt with adequate PEEP can control ventilation distribution and trigger lung opening.
ELECTRIC IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY (EIT) Provides real-time visualization of patients' mechanical ventilation.
ALT GUIDED BY EIT