Interpretation of airway pressure waveforms

Evans R. Fernández-Pèrez, Rolf D. Hubmayr

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Most mechanical ventilators display tracings of airway pressure (Paw) volume (V) and flow (V?). In volume preset modes, Paw informs about the mechanical properties of the respiratory system and about the activity of respiratory muscles acting on the system. When monitoring ventilator waveforms, it is important to appropriately scale the tracing so that nuances in time profiles may be appreciated. In this short monograph, we offer three examples of how clinicians may use this information for patient assessment and care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine 1
Subtitle of host publicationPhysiological Notes - Technical Notes - Seminal Studies in Intensive Care, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783642282706
ISBN (Print)9783642282690
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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