Ventilatory Support – Clinical Patient Case of the Week

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Ventilatory Support Patient Case of the Week

Breathing: Ventilation Support - Patient Case of the Week

Try this free ventilation support patient case Q&A courtesy of Med-Challenger.
This week's clinical patient case Q&A involves ventilatory support.  The patient case comes from Med-Challenger's library of board exam review and CME question banks. For more free clinical knowledge review questions, subscribe to the Med-Challenger Medical Education Blog

Try this case and test your knowledge of ventilatory support.

You intubate a 23-year-old man for asthma.

He is unresponsive to standard treatment.


The preferred initial ventilator settings are 6 to 8 mL/kg/ideal body weight, a respiratory rate of 12 breaths/minute, and a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) of what?

Answer Options:

0 to rarely 5 cm H2O

5 to 10 cm H2O

10 cm H2O

20 cm H2O

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