Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Increasing the adoption of low tidal volume ventilation in ARDS patients

How can we use implementation science to increase the adoption of low-tidal volume ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)?: Compelling Question (CQ)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC:

Low tidal volume ventilation has been shown to significantly reduce mortality in ARDS patients (from 40% to 31% in the ARMA trial published in NEJM in 2000), but it is inconsistently adopted (frequently with rates <50% in both community and academic settings). Improving adherence has the potential to significantly improve mortality in patients with ARDS.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC:

Given the rapid growth and interest in the field of implementation science over the past several years, addressing this question is now feasible.


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Idea No. 561