Respiratory discomfort while on PCV, where is the problem?

Last update: Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016 at 16:48

A 72-yeard-old woman with aspiration pneumonia was mechanically ventilated on pressure controlled ventilation (PCV). The attending physician noted respiratory discomfort and the following curves were seen on the ventilator screen.

The pulmonary auscultation revealed no adventitious sounds, and the endotracheal tube had been recently aspirated with copious purulent secretions.

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