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Basic and Practically Useful Respiratory Monitoring of a Mechanically Ventilated Patient in Resource-Limited Countries

  • Andrew C. ArgentEmail author
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Abstract

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).

Keywords

Tidal Volume Endotracheal Tube Electrical Impedance Tomography Periventricular Leukomalacia Ventilator Circuit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Paediatric Critical Care and Children’s Heart DiseaseSchool of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Pediatric Intensive CareRed Cross War Memorial Children’s HospitalCape TownSouth Africa

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