Mission

The mission of APRV Network is to disseminate information regarding the unique mechanical breath designed, studied and utilized by Dr. Nader Habashi.  The website is meant to be a landing page for those interested in the science behind the methodology and for those looking for a deeper understanding of what Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) is and how it became to be.  Science is the only way to truth and therefore this website will be devoid of opinion and will present only scientifically driven work in both the basic science and clinical environment.

History

APRV Network is built on the idea of providing the science behind the methodology of the unique mechanical breath utilized by Dr. Nader Habashi of R Adams Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland.  Over 20 years of bedside experience led Dr. Habashi to a better understanding of the interaction between the patient and the mechanical ventilator.  It became apparent that a "one-size-fits-all" approach to mechanical ventilation was not appropriate to a patient population in which disease pathology varies.  Dr. Habashi's use of the mode, Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV), led to a unique mechanical breath that relied on precision settings and a intimate understanding of the physiology of the respiratory system and it's interaction with a mechanical ventilator.  By understanding the viscoelastic nature of the respiratory system a user can precisely control the timing of mechanical ventilation and with the appropriate understanding of ventilatory waveforms, can manipulate the timing as the pathology of that unique patient changes.  This Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) set in the mode of APRV may finally be the answer clinicians and researchers have been looking for to personalize mechanical ventilation for each patient.