Is there a problem on the expiratory flow curve?
Last update: Tuesday, 07 Jan 2020 at 00:45
A 76-yeard-old man with acute respiratory failure was mechanically ventilated on volume controlled ventilation (VCV). The respiratory therapist noted the following curves and parameters on the ventilator display.
ICU Monte Klinikum Hospital Fortaleza, Brazil
1.What type of problem was present in the curves?
a) Air leaks
c) Air trapping
d) Flow asynchrony
2.What was the most probable the cause?
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