The Perioperative Management of the Acute Care Surgical Patient

  • Craig M. Coopersmith
  • Timothy G. Buchman


In an apneic 70-year-man who is recovering in the intensive care unit after a protracted operative intervention 3 days ago, you notice that his ventilatory management is highlighted as follows:
  1. (A)

    Volume-cycle ventilation

  2. (B)

    FiO2 is 60%

  3. (C)

    PEEP is 15cm H2O

  4. (D)

    Pressure support

  5. (E)

    Endotracheal suctioning



Intensive Care Unit Growth Hormone Central Venous Pressure Critical Illness Acute Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig M. Coopersmith
    • 1
  • Timothy G. Buchman
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and AnesthesiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology, and MedicineWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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