Question 13.2

Created on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 01:07
Last updated on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:04
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Highest mark: 9.75

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The following pressure-volume loop was obtained from a mechanically ventilated patient.

a) What does it indicate?

b) What changes would you make to the ventilator settings to correct the abnormality?

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College Answer

a) "Beaking" pattern of lung over-distension, where airway pressure continues to rise without much increase in tidal volume.

b) Reduce the applied tidal volume.