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Clinical Application and Case Studies Applying the TCAV method of APRV

Although Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) has been available in a mechanical ventilator since 1987, there are many clinicians that have never used the mode in clinical practice. To date, there has been no consensus on the parameters essential to define a mechanical breath as being APRV leading to a varying description of APRV over the past three decades since it was first described. Subsequently, APRV is inconsistently applied with significant variation in the settings used in experimental studies and in clinical practice. The goal of this presentation is to review case studies and clinical application using APRV with the Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) Method which is uniquely personalized to each patient.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

This course is sponsored by an unrestricted education grant from Draeger Medical Inc.

This program was provided live at AARC Congress 2020.

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


Identify components of the expiratory flow pattern and how to appropriately measure the slope of the expiratory flow curve
List factors that influence the slope of the expiatory flow curve when using the TCAV method
Review transition from conventional modes of ventilation to APRV using the TCAV Method


Clinical Application and Case Studies Applying the TCAV method of APRV

Speaker Information

Maria Madden, MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS
Penny Andrews, RN, BSN

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