Saturday, May 31, 2014

Barotrauma or Volutrauma?
Mechanical ventilation is a daily practice in ICU. We have debated for long time whether the cause effect in Ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) is Barotrauma or Volutrauma. We have also debated which is more safe in the management of ventilated patients, a volume targeted or a pressure targeted ventilation. Here are the major differences: