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Automated ventilation outperformed nurses in post-op cardiac care

Key clinical point: For mechanical ventilation in the ICU following surgery, an automated system was found safer than trained nurses.

Major finding: Percentage of time maintained in an optimal breathing zone was significantly higher for patients managed by automation than nurses (70% vs. 55%).

Data Source: Single-center randomized trial.

Disclosures: Dr. Schultz reports no potential conflicts of interest.


European Respiratory Society 2019 International Congress.