The physiological rationale for and against the use of APRV

Expiry Date
: 31/12/2024
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An approach to the indications, advantages and disadvantages of the ICU patient on APRV.

Keywords: ICU, mechanical ventilation, ARDS

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to inform the ICU physician about another possible ventilation mode that may be indicated for their patient.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. the physiological rationale for airway pressure release ventilation
  2. the advantages and disadvantages of APRV
  3. commencement and troubleshooting of APRV.

    Instructions for this Module

    • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
    • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
    • The pass grade is 70%;
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