Basic and Practically Useful Respiratory Monitoring of a Mechanically Ventilated Patient in Resource-Limited Countries
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The development of intensive care has seen a proliferation of devices for patient monitoring. An underlying assumption has been that improved monitoring can only result in improved patient care. In fact increasing complexity of the intensive care environment, increased presentation of data, and the presence of multiple alarm system may lead to deterioration in the quality of care as staff are overwhelmed by the complexity and volume of information (Frey and Argent 2004).
KeywordsTidal Volume Endotracheal Tube Electrical Impedance Tomography Periventricular Leukomalacia Ventilator Circuit
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