Quizzes

  • A 16-year-old boy was admitted at the emergency room with asthma exacerbation. He presented RR: 28 bpm, BP: 145x90mmHg, using accessory muscles of respiration, no cyanosis, anxious, slightly agitated, speaking complete sentences, with slight dizziness. Pulmonary auscultation...

  • 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. Source: Marcelo A Holanda ICU Monte Klinikum Hospital Fortaleza,...

  • A 78-year-old man with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was mechanically ventilated on volume controlled ventilation (VCV). The attending physician noted the following curves on the ventilator display. Source: Marcelo A Holanda ICU Monte Klinikum Hospital Fortaleza,...

  • A 72 year 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 ventilator's screen. The pulmonary auscultation revealed no adventitious...

  • A 79-yeard-old man with pulmonary fibrosis was admitted in the ICU for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure that required intubation and mechanical ventilation. After some clinical improvement he was lightly sedated and ventilated in the pressure support mode...

  • A 50-year-old patient was admitted to the hospital and submitted to a videolaparascopic surgery for cholecystectomy. Anaesthesia and intubation were performed with no problems. Right after the pneumoperitoneum induction, the low VT alarm of the ventilator was...

  • A 85 years old patient, 1.8 meters tall, 80kg, male, reporting dyspnea on exertion, without smoking history or findings on physical examination, had an arterial blood gas analysis as part of the diagnostic investigation and found the...

  • A 50 years old patient with morbid obesity checked in a hospital to do a bariatric surgery. On his 2nd postoperative day, he evolved with hypokalemia (K+ serum of 2,1meq/l) and the following arterial blood gas analysis....

  • A patient with acute respiratory failure was examined in a ER with dyspnea, suspected of pneumonia and the following arterial blood gas was analysis: Which acid-base disturbance is present? a) Respiratory acidosis b) Metabolic acidosis c) Metabolic...

  • A patient was mechanically ventilated in the volume cycled ventilation (A/C-VCV) mode with an inspiratory time of 1s, 30 l/min of maximum inspiratory flow, square waveform type, and a tidal volume of 500 ml, as it is...