NKV-550 Series PEEP Titration Tip Sheet Rev B.pdf
Starting a PEEP Titration (PEEP-T) Procedure
Click the PEEP-T app icon and set the Control settings
for the PEEP-T procedure (see table).
VC or PC
The graph will show the preview of the procedure
based on the Control settings.
VT mL/kg: 5 mL/kg
4.0 to 8.0 mL/kg
I:E ratio: 1:2
4:1 to 1:299
Press the “Start” button. During the procedure, the
ventilator will ventilate the patient using the identified
Control settings (in table), temporarily overriding the
currently set ventilation settings.
RR: 20 bpm
10 - 25 bpm
FiO2: 21 to 100%
21 to 100%
Duration each PEEP step: 30 sec
20 - 180 sec
PEEP decrement each PEEP step: 2 cmH2O
1 - 5 cmH2O
Starting PEEP: 25 cmH2O
15 - 30 cmH2O
Minimum PEEP: current PEEP setting cmH2O
0 - 25 cmH2O
- If patient effort is detected, a “Patient Effort
Detected” alarm message will be displayed.
- A “Hold Step” button allows the clinician to
extend the time for the current PEEP Step. Pressing
“Resume Step” will continue the procedure.
- If the procedure needs to be stopped prior to
being completed, press the “End” button.
- Follow the warnings and precautions in the device
operator manual to ensure the safety of the
Conclusion of the PEEP Titration
When completed, the ventilator will display the PEEP at
the highest compliance level and will continue to use
the PEEP titration settings to ventilate the patient.
In order not to revert to the original ventilation settings,
within 5 minutes, the clinician must either:
Press the “End” button to cancel this app and
resume normal ventilation.
Press the “Go to Recruitment Maneuver” button
to perform a Recruitment Maneuver.
The clinician can study the relationship between PEEP and
various other parameters (e.g., compliance, SpO2, EtCO2).
Do not perform a PEEP Titration if:
- Patient is alert and not sedated
- Patient is not on invasive ventilation
- Patient’s hemodynamic or respiratory
conditions are unstable or become unstable
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