PRVC: Pearls & Pitfalls

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Matt Siuba
Zentensivist. ARDS, Mechanical Ventilation, RV, & Shock Enthusiast.

The Pre-brief

You may of heard of Pressure Regulated Volume Control, but what is it really? How should I use it? This video and accompanying infographic will give you what you need to know.

Infographic: Perks & Perils of PRVC

infographic for PRVC or pressure regulated volume control

The Debrief

  • PRVC is an adaptive form of pressure control that allows the patient to control flow, while still targeting a set tidal volume by adjusting the provided inspiratory pressure
  • This can be beneficial if the patient is weaning, and detrimental if work of breathing is very high, as they will receive little or no support

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