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Table 1 Characteristics of the SmartCare/PS Draeger Medical and IntelliVent Hamilton Medical explicit computerized protocols

From: Development and implementation of explicit computerized protocols for mechanical ventilation in children

Characteristics SmartCare/PS™ IntelliVent™
Ventilation mode PSV ASV
Type of breath PS PC and PS
Body weight range for use ≥15 kg ≥7 kg
Primary goal of the ECP wean while maintaining
within predefined range
ETPCO2, RR, Vt, SpO2
within predefined ranges
Initial settings IBW, humidification system, medical history IBW, medical history
Clinical decision support Option (open-loop) No Yes
Input data 2 minETPCO2, 2 minRR, 2 minVt, PEEP, PS level, ETPCO2, RR, Vt, SpO2 PEEP, PIP, breath by breath
Output data PS level, MV, PEEP, FiO2
SBT Yes Yes
Recommendation for separation from the ventilator Yes SBT duration displayed
  1. Adapted from Jouvet et al. [39]
  2. PS, pressure support; PC, pressure controlled; ASV, adaptive support ventilation; IBW, ideal body weight; Vt, tidal volume; RR, respiratory rate; ETPCO2, end tidal PCO2; SpO2, pulse oxygen saturation; 2 minVt, 2 minRR, or 2 minETPCO2, mean value on 2 min of Vt, RR, or ETPCO2; MV, minute volume; PEEP, positive end expiratory pressure; FiO2, inspired fraction of oxygen; PIP, positive inspiratory pressure; SBT, spontaneous breathing trial.