The Clinical Use of Transpulmonary Pressure Monitoring webcast


Today, clinicians need technology that will help drive clinical outcomes and help reduce ventilator days for their patients.1

Mechanical ventilation in the ICU is usually guided by arterial blood gases, and the parameters used to maintain these blood gases are limited by standards for lung-protective ventilation.2 Airway pressures and tidal volume are minimized for lung protection despite evidence that they may be inadequate surrogates for lung stress and strain.3 Transpulmonary Pressure (Ptp) represents true lung pressure, and physiologically, equals or exceeds 0 cmH2O at end-exhalation.4

Course summary

This webcast discusses the clinical aspects of Ptp from Tom Piraino and how the AVEA® ventilator can help optimize mechanical ventilation. 

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Learning objectives

Discuss clinical measurement of Ptp


Understand the effects of elevated pleural pressures on ventilation


Optimize the positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) setting



Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 2014