Ventilator Dyssynchrony

Dyssynchrony with the mechanical ventilator is a common problem in the ICU. Often, we treat this with increased sedation, but that’s not always what is needed. In fact, it’s usually not what’s needed. Matt Siuba has a nice summary of common dyssynchronies on Instagram. Take a look at them to better understand why patients are dyssynchronous and what to do about them. We did an episode of the Critical Care Scenarios podcast covering this as well. Give it a listen here.

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