Caution: Paralyzing Agent
Wow...regional differences I guess. That's really surprising given these patients are at higher risk for ALI and 10-12 ml/kg doesn't meet any protective lung strategy at all. As long as the mean airway pressure didn't get too high, venous return would be preserved. Do your protocols recommend PEEP here as well?Our protocols actually recommend a high volume low rate (10-12ml/kg at 6-8) for hypotensive patients, most often trauma.