Closed-loop ventilation: an emerging standard of care?

Crit Care Clin. 2007 Apr;23(2):223-40, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2006.12.011.


The rational for using closed loop ventilation is becoming strong and stronger. Studies are now available supporting the hypothesis that patient outcome is improved by using closed loop ventilation. In the highly sophisticated ICU world driven by the triumvirate of cost-efficiency, quality, and safety, closed loop ventilation will become definitely unavoidable. The challenge is how to make that change effortless, "friendly" and as fast as possible. Introducing novel graphical user interfaces and providing data displays that are pertinent, integrative and dynamic will reduce cognitive resources of the clinician and have the potential to make ventilation safer. They may be the key to adopt closed loop ventilation in everyday practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care / standards*
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Medical Errors / mortality
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / trends*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy*
  • Respiration, Artificial* / economics
  • Respiration, Artificial* / methods
  • Respiration, Artificial* / standards
  • Workforce