Back to the Future: Open Lung Concept of Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS

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Overall Goals and Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the historical background of th eopen lung concept.
  2. Understand the potential risks and benefits of the open lung ventilation strategy.
  3. Understand methods of accomplishing and monitoring open lung ventilation at the bedside.


Dr. Bharat Awsare is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine/Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has been a two time teacher of the year from the Department of Medicine. He won the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. His clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, ventilator associated pneumonia, hepatic pulmonary syndromes, and chronic thromboembolic disease.