Flow patterns in the volume controlled ventilation, VCV mode

Last update: Monday, 02 Dec 2019 at 18:07

The figure below shows three controlled breathing cycles in which the only change is the pattern of airflow during inspiration, in the VCV mode.


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In which one of them, 1ST, 2ND and 3RD breathing cycles in time sequence, does the end inspiratory airway pressure approximate to the value of the alveolar pressure?

a) 1ST

b) 2ND

c) 3RD

d) None

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