Tag Recruitment
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Lung Recruitment Manoeuvres in ARDS

Recruitment manoeuvres are transient increases in transpulmonary pressure designed to open up collapsed airless alveoli. Primarily used in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Pulmonary Puzzler 340

Collapse and recruit

A 19 year old male is admitted after a severe traumatic brain injury. Due to refractory intracranial hypertension he is intubated and receiving 20mg an hour of morphine, 20mg an hour of midazolam and 200mg an hour of propofol.