Airway Pressure and Gas Flow Measurements in the Weaning of Infants Controlled Ventilation with the Siemens 900C System
Current techniques for weaning infants from mechanical ventilation commonly include trials of systems of supported spontaneous ventilation, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)(1) and intermittent mandatory ventilation (IMV)(2) During these trial periods the infant’s performance is assessed by repeated arterial blood gas measurements and clinically by the presence or absence of signs of respiratory distress or physical tiring indicated by tachypnoea and tachycardia.
KeywordsAirway Pressure Maximal Inspiratory Pressure Successful Weaning Clinical Distress Endotracheal Tube Connector
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