Table 2

Ventilator titration and timings

Decision to commencement of withdrawal timeVentilator settings at start of withdrawal processVentilator settings prior to discontinuation of MVTime period of overall process of withdrawal of MVTime to death following withdrawal MV
Patient A4 days (request of family)IPAP 22
EPAP 6
BPM 14
Ti 1.4
Trigger 3
IPAP 10
EPAP 3
BPM 8
Ti 1.4
Trigger 3
1 hourMoments
Patient B24 hoursIPAP 17
EPAP 3
Ti 1.6
BPM 12
Trigger 4
IPAP 8
EPAP 3
Ti 1.6
BPM 8
Trigger 4
1 hour32 hours
Patient C2 daysIPAP 14
EPAP 3
Ti 1.4
BPM 14
Trigger 2
IPAP 8
EPAP 3
Ti 1.4
BPM 8
Trigger 2
1 hour20 min
Patient D11 days (request of patient)IPAP26
EPAP3
Ti 1.50
BPM 15
Trigger 1
IPAP 12
EPAP 3
Ti 1.3
BPM 8
Trigger 5
7 hours2 hours
Patient E24 hoursIPAP 20
EPAP 4
BPM 20
Ti 1.5
Trigger 3
IPAP 12
EPAP 4
BPM 8
Ti 1.5
Trigger 3
6 hours, 40 min10 min
Patient F48 hoursIPAP 18
EPAP 3
BPM 15
Ti 1.1
Trigger 1
IPAP 10
EPAP 3
BPM 8
Ti 1.1
Trigger 1
6 hours33 hours
  • BPM, breaths per minute; EPAP, expiratory positive airway pressure; IPAP, inspiratory positive airway pressure; MV, mechanical ventilation; Ti, inspiratory time in seconds.