Percentage of cases with median tidal volumes less than or equal to 8 ml/kg.
The use of lung protective ventilation techniques (low tidal volumes and positive end-expiratory pressure) should be part of standard anesthetic practice for most cases that require positive pressure ventilation. Several randomized controlled trials, as well as a meta-analysis in 2015 describe the benefit with low vs high tidal volume techniques.1-6
Case Start to Case End (see other measure build details)
Patients undergoing endotracheal intubation.
Median tidal volume ≤ 8 ml/ kg predicted body weight for the time period between Case Start and Case End.
Algorithm for determining Case Duration
Provider signed in for largest portion of case. See ‘Other Measure Build Details’ section of this specification to view the algorithm used for determining case duration.
Method for determining Responsible Provider:
In the event that two or more providers in the same class are signed in for the same duration, all providers signed in for the longest duration will be attributed.
|Date Reviewed||QC Presentation||Reviewer||Institution||Summary||QC Vote|
Avery Tung, MD
Douglas Colqhoun, MD
University of Chicago
University of Michigan