You are called to review a 56 yr old 120 kg lady who has been admitted with a community acquired pneumonia . She is on 50% O2 ,on a CPAP of 10cm H2O with an SaO2 of 90% and has a respiratory rate of 35bpm. You have decided to intubate and ventilate this lady.
Mr Gere, a previously well 47 yo male, has been admitted to the ICU for 5 days with severe sepsis secondary to a perforated sigmoid colon. He had a sigmoid colectomy and washout of his peritoneum, and appropriate antibiotic therapy.