WHOLE LUNG LAVAGE - ScienceDirect
Sep 01, 2001·The patient is kept in the supine position. To improve the effectiveness of the lavage, ventilation with Fi o 2 100% for a few minutes is initiated to denitrogenate both lungs. 3 One-lung ventilation is instituted with the nonlavage lung. A homemade disposable irrigation and drainage system is used to instill approximately 1 L of warm normal saline (37 o C).