Archive for the 'Mechanically ventilated' Category

02 Dec

Safe Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Ventilator-dependent Patients: Conclusion

Thorson et al have reported the variability of PaC02 in stable ICU patients over a 50-min period to range from 1 to 8 mm Hg (3.0 ± 1.9). The changes in PaCOz over our six data collection points (MECH-1, MECH-2, MAN-1, MECH-3, MAN-2, and MECH-4) compare favorably with these results. The clinically unimportant differences in […]

01 Dec

Safe Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Ventilator-dependent Patients: Discussion

Transporting critically ill patients within the hospital is a serious endeavor. Measures must be taken to ensure patients safety and stability. Protocols defining required equipment and personnel are necessary to safely transport critically ill patients. Various devices are available to provide or monitor the adequacy of ventilation, including end-tidal C02 monitors, trans-cutaneous C02 and 02 […]

30 Nov

Safe Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Ventilator-dependent Patients: Results

The patient population had a mean age of 50 ± 19 years (range, 17 to 81). Nine patients were male, the remaining 11 female. The diagnoses and type of study performed are given in Table 1. Fifty-five percent of the patients went for one of the various CT scans. Mean MECH-2 settings were: (a) Vt= […]

29 Nov

Safe Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Ventilator-dependent Patients

Mechanically ventilated critically ill patients frequently require procedures that cannot be performed at the bedside. Patients are either manually or mechanically ventilated during the intrahospital transport to the diagnostic or treatment area. If the procedure is very brief or the ventilator cannot be in the procedure area, such as most ventilators in magnetic resonance imaging, […]

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