Journal CME - 2015 September
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Journal CME - 2015 September

Journal CME - 2015 September

Summary:

Postoperative pulmonary complications are associated with increased morbidity, length of hospital stay, and mortality after major surgery. Intraoperative lung-protective mechanical ventilation has the potential to reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications. This review discusses the relevant literature on definition and methods to predict the occurrence of postoperative pulmonary complication, the pathophysiology of ventilator-induced lung injury with emphasis on the noninjured lung, and protective ventilation strategies, including the respective roles of tidal volumes, positive end-expiratory pressure, and recruitment maneuvers. The authors propose an algorithm for protective intraoperative mechanical ventilation based on evidence from recent randomized controlled trials.

CME Credit: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet connection. Web browser version must have been released within the last three years.

Activity Release Date:
07/21/2015

Activity Expiration Date:
07/20/2018

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Learning Objectives:
After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to do the following:

  • Evaluate patient risk for postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC)
  • Administer the most effective combination of tidal volume, positive end-expiratory pressure, and inspired oxygen...
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