What is the recommended ventilation regimen for patients with respiratory failure?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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The lowest FiO2 that produces an SaO2 greater than 90% and a PaO2 greater than 60 mm Hg generally is recommended. The prolonged use of an FiO2 lower than 0.6 is unlikely to cause pulmonary oxygen toxicity.


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