Icu management in obstructive airway disease

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Published on March 15, 2014

Author: drasimrana



A simplified yet concise approach to manage the obstructive airway patients in ICU with special emphasis on mechanical ventilation.

ICU Management in Obstructive Airway Disease Muhammad Asim Rana BSc, MBBS, MRCP(UK), MRCPS(Glasg), FCCP, EDIC, SF-CCM Critical Care Medicine King Saud Medical City ADULT MECHANICAL VENTILATION COURSE 2014

Case 1 • 65 yrs old, Hx of 30 pack yrs of smoking • Dx as COPD chronic bronchitis 2 yrs ago on Rx • Presented to A&E with SOB for last 8 hrs • Examination: • HR 110 beats/min, BP 160/110 mm Hg, RR 30 breaths/min, T 38.8 C, audible wheezes • ABG on 8 L/min O2: pH 7.30, PCO2 60 mm Hg (8 kPa), PO2 65 mm Hg (8.7 kPa) • Dx: COPD Exacerbation 2

3 Management of Exacerbation of COPD Assessment of severity Determining cause of exacerbation You are the ICU physician on duty as OUT REACH TEAM You are called for…..

4 Management of Exacerbation of COPD Determining cause of exacerbation >60% infective cause Around 20% heart failure ±20% others Fever, CXR, CBC, PCT…… CXR, ECG, Cardiac Enzymes, Echo…… Environmental Pollution, Unknown etiology

 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS)  Inadequate response of symptoms to outpatient management  Marked increase in dyspnea  Inability to eat or sleep due to symptoms  Worsening hypoxemia  Worsening hypercapnia  Changes in mental status  Inability to care for oneself (ie, lack of home support)  Uncertain diagnosis  High risk comorbidities including pneumonia, cardiac arrhythmia, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, renal failure, or liver failure 5 Management of Exacerbation of COPD Assessment of severity

6 Management of Exacerbation of COPD Assessment of severity Classification based upon the increased need for bronchodilators and antibiotic use, corticosteroid administration and hospitalization (Burge et al. ERJ 2003)

ICU or Ward?  Severe dyspnea that responds inadequately to initial emergency therapy  Changes in mental status (confusion, lethargy, coma)  Persistent or worsening hypoxemia (PaO2<60 mmHg), and/or severe/worsening hypercapnia (PaCO2>60 mmHg), and/or severe/worsening respiratory acidosis (pH<7.25) despite supplemental oxygen and noninvasive ventilation  Need for invasive mechanical ventilation  Hemodynamic instability — need for vasopressors These patients should be transferred to the ICU

Rx of COPD exacerbation  Antibiotics  Oxygen  Steroids  Bronchodilators  Anticholinergics  Nebulized β2 agonists  Aminophyllin  Secretion clearing techniques  CPT  Nebulized mucolytics  Oro/nasopharyngeal suction  Fibroptic bronchoscopy • Hydration • Diuretics • Control of AF if present • Electrolytes correction – K+ – Mg++ – PO4 • Prophylaxis – DVT – Stress Ulcers

• 65-year-old with an exacerbation of COPD • Using accessory muscles and wheezing after 2 bronchodilator treatments • HR 110 beats/min, BP 160/110 mm Hg, RR 30 breaths/min, T 38.8 C • ABG on 8 L/min O2: pH 7.24, PCO2 60 mm Hg (8 kPa), PO2 65 mm Hg (8.7 kPa) 9 What type of respiratory support should be initiated?

Candidates for NPPV  Condition expected to improve in 48-72 hours  Alert, cooperative  Hemodynamically stable  Able to control airway secretions  Able to coordinate with ventilator  No contraindications 10

› Avoids complications of intubation › Preserves airway reflexes › Improved patient comfort › Less need for sedation › Shorter hospital/ICU stay › Improved survival 11 What are advantages of using non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in this patient?

Assess your patient

CPAP & BIPAP  Parameters  CPAP-PEEP 5-10 cm H2O  BIPAP is when add PS 10-20 cm H2O  Triggered by pt  Limited by pressure  Cycled by time  Indications  When medical Rx fails  ↑Tachypnea  ↑ Hypoxemia  ↑ Respiratory acidosis  Use in conjunction with  Steroids  Antibiotics  Bronchodilators CPAP is essentially contant PEEP while BIPAP is PEEP with Pressure Support

 ABG on 8L/min O2: pH 7.23, PaCO2 76 mm Hg (8 kPa), PaO2 65 mm Hg (8.7 kPa)  HR 110 beats/min, BP 160/110 mm Hg, RR 36 breaths/min What are the goals for respiratory support? What settings should be selected for NPPV? How should the patient be monitored?

After 1 hr of NPPV, the patient has not improved Arterial blood gas on 40% O2: pH 7.20, PaCO2 65 mm Hg (8.7 kPa), PaO2 58 mm Hg (7.8 kPa) HR 115 beats/min, BP 142/98 mm Hg, RR 32 breaths/min 15 What is the next step?

Indications for intubation  Clinical deterioration  Respiratory rate > 35  Hypoxia PaO2 < 60 mmHg  Hypercarbia PaCO2> 55 mmHg  Minute Ventilation < 10L  Tidal Volume < 5 -10 ml/kg  NIF < 25 cm of H2O

Orotracheal intubation is performed 17 What ventilator mode should be selected? What tidal volume is optimum? What rate of ventilation should be set?

Patient with COPD exacerbation who failed NPPV 18 What ventilator mode should be selected? What tidal volume is optimum? What rate of ventilation should be set? What FIO2 should be delivered?

Initiation of Mechanical Ventilation › Familiar ventilation mode › Initial FIO2 = 1.0; decrease to maintain SpO2 >92% to 94% › Initial tidal volume = 8-10 mL/kg › Rate and minute ventilation appropriate for clinical needs › PEEP to support oxygenation 19 ®

Algorithm for the ventilator management of the patient with COPD (A/C), PCV or VCV, VT 8-10 mL/kg, Pplat < 30 cm H2O, rate 10/min, Ti 0.6-1.2 s, PEEP 5 cm H2O, FiO2 for SpO2 90-95% Clear secretions Administer bronchodilators ↑PEEP if missed trigger efforts ↓VT or rate ↓ FiO2↑ FiO2 ↑rate ↑VT NPPV Continue NPPV Candidate For NPPV Patient tolerates Clinically improved PaO2 mmHg pH Pplat < 25 cm H2O Pplat > 30 cm H2O ↓rate ↓VT Auto-PEEP Auto-PEEP START yes yes yes yes yes yes no no yes no yes no >75 55-75 mmHg <55 7.30-7.45 <7.30>7.45 intubate intubate intubate Fumeaux T et al Intensive Care Med 2001;27:1868 Gladwin MT et al Intensive Care Med 1998;24:898 Nava S et al Ann Intern Med 1998; 128:721 No No

› Chest radiograph › Vital signs › SpO2 › Patient-ventilator synchrony › Arterial blood gas › Inspiratory pressures › Inspiratory: expiratory ratio › Auto-PEEP › Ventilator alarms 21 What monitoring and assessment is needed after initiation of mechanical ventilation?

After 35 minutes of ventilation  Patient became hypoxic and started to to fight with the machine.

Auto-PEEP › Consequences  Inspiratory pressures  Hypotension  Worsened oxygenation › Interventions to decrease auto-PEEP  Respiratory rate  Tidal volume  Gas flow rate 24 ®

Case 2  A young boy 23 years old known case of BA  Presented to ER after exposure to polluns  Severe SOB  You are requested to see that patient  Awake and alert  Answering your questions  Low grade fever  HR 98/min, RR 26/min, SpO2 on 4L/min 96%  Using accessory muscles, looks anxious, wheezy

Assessment of asthma severity Pulsus paradoxus, when present, indicates severe asthma


After 1 hour  You are called by ER physician to reassess the boy  You found RR 32, SpO2 89 on 8L/m, wheezy  pH 7.20, PaCO2 35, PO2 68, HCO3 20  You planned NIPPV to support the patient  The ER physician remembers that this pt had been admitted to ICU twice in last 6 months  Last time was 2 and a half month ago when he was intubated and ventilated for 2 days

Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation  Possible  Limited data  2 small randomised trials  Some observational studies  Success of NPPV depends on a variety of factors including  clinician experience  patient selection and  interfaces

Intubation  Clinical judgement.  Markers of deterioration  Rising carbon dioxide levels  (normalization in a previously hypocapnic)  Exhaustion  Mental status depression  Haemodynamic instability  Refractory hypoxaemia

Which Mode for Asthma?  Volume Control  Predictable volume  Peak-Plat gradient  Monitor Plateau pressure  Better acidosis control  Pressure Control  Minimizes over- distention  Monitor tidal volume  Volume may increase excessively when…?

Algorithm for Mechanical Ventilation of Patient with Asthma START Decrease minute ventilation CMV (A/C), PCV or VCV, VT 8 mL/kg, Pplat≦ 30 cm H2O rate 8-20/min, Ti 1 s, PEEP 5 cm H2O, FiO2 1.0 SpO2 Auto-PEEP Auto-PEEP Pplat< 25 cm H2OpH Pplat> 30 cm H2O Administer bronchodilators ↑VT ↑rate ↑FiO2↓FiO2 ↓VT ↓rate yes yes yesyes no nono 92-95% >95% <92% >7.45 <7.30 7.30-7.45 Afzal M et al Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2001 20:385 Mansel JK et al Am J Med 1990 89:42 Koh Y Int Aneshesiol Clin 2001 39:63 no

Course in ICU  After intubating in ER you ask to bring the patient to ICU  Patients arrives in ICU 30 minutes after  You receive him with ER nurse only (no MD)  Cyanosed  Tachycardiac  Hypotensive What is the first step you will do?

Dynamic Hyperinflation

Dynamic Hyperinflation

 The patient’s CXR showed consolidation Rt lung mid and lower zones  Will it change your Rx plan?  What antibiotics?  His FiO2 requirement creeping up now 70%  Chest is almost silent  What is the role of heliox?

Watch out !!!  Heliox in hypoxemic patient…. Contraindicated  Always try to identify the high risk patient  Early monitoring in ICU vs observing in ER  Other therapeutic measures  Monitoring during ventilation  Auto PEEP and its management  Decision to wean off

Thank you very much QUESTIONS?

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