Thursday 3:25 PM - 4:25 PM
Ventilatory Management of the Markedly Obese Patient
The presentation will begin with the demographics and pathophysiology of obesity. A discussion of the selection of appropriate tidal volume based on ideal body wieght not actual will be presented. In addition the need to recruit the lungs of the obese patient and to properly set PEEP will be discussed in detail.
Presented by: Robert Kacmarek, P.hD, RRT