This guide provides an overview of how low tidal volume ventilation can improve outcomes for all mechanically ventilated patients, how to implement the use of low tidal volume ventilation, and how to measure unit performance in achieving low tidal volume ventilation. It also explains how to use the tools and slide sets to implement the concepts presented. More information on low tidal volume ventilation is available in the guide beginning on page 3.
Tools To Support the Use of Low Tidal Volume Ventilation
Daily Low Tidal Volume Ventilation Data Collection Tool (Word File, 688 KB; Text Version)
This tool helps units track compliance with the low tidal volume strategies that prevent acute lung injury.
Low Tidal Volume Ventilation Fact Sheet (Word File, 1.58 MB; Text Version)
This fact sheet provides a concise overview of evidence supporting the use of subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes. It can be posted on your unit.
Low Tidal Volume Ventilation Literature Review (Word File, 1.61 MB; Text Version)
This is a review of relevant literature (through 2015) surrounding the use of low tidal volume ventilation.
Educational Slide Sets for Low Tidal Volume Ventilation
These slide sets can be viewed by individual users or presented to a group by a facilitator or leader.
Low Tidal Volume Ventilation: Introduction, Evidence, and Implementation (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 5 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 4.22 MB)
Measure Descriptions for Low Tidal Volume Ventilation (PowerPoint Slide Presentation, 2 MB - Text Version; Facilitator Guide - Word File, 2.16 MB)