Department Blog

Posted 3/17/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Tidal Volumes and ARDS

Michael Allison, MD, Michael Scott, MD, Kami Hu, MD, Michael Witting, MD, MS, and Michael Winters, MD, published the article titled “High Initial Tidal Volumes in Emergency Department Patients at Risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome” in the April issue of The Journal of Critical Care. After retrospectively reviewing the charts of patients intubated in the emergency department, the authors concluded that tidal volumes used during ventilation were higher than the recommended level in patients in whom acute respiratory distress syndrome emerged within 48 hours.