Hatch LD, Sala C, Araya W, Rivard M, Bolton J, Rivard A, Morris EA, McNeer E, Guttentag SH, Grubb PH, Stark AR, Markham MH. Increasing Volume-Targeted Ventilation Use in the NICU. Pediatrics. 2021 Dec;147(147). PMID: 33863843 [PubMed]
In preterm infants who require mechanical ventilation (MV), volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) modes are associated with lower rates of bronchopulmonary dysplasia compared with pressure-limited ventilation. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia rates in our NICU were higher than desired, prompting quality improvement initiatives to improve MV by increasing the use of VTV.