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Respiratory Care Education
What performance check of the 7200 would you do if you don't have time to run a Quick EST before the patient is due in the SICU?
What should you do when you first connect the ventilator to the patient's ETT and the high pressure limit alarms? (You have a 10 ml/kg tidal volume set in VC and a High Pressure Limit of 50 cm H20?)
In VC, should the exhaled tidal volume approximately equal the set tidal volume? Give 3 examples of patient situations when it won't.
Why do you need to set the Function 1 Apnea Ventilation for VC, even though you are in PC and you've set Function 81 PC Apnea Ventilation?
In VC, what do you change if you have an actual inspiratory time of 0.5 seconds and an I:E ratio of 1:5?
In #5, why may you decide not to make that change?
Will an increase in 5 cm H20 in the patient's plateau pressure increase the mean airway pressure to the same extent as a 5 cm H20 increase in peak inspiratory pressure? How could you test this in the lab?
In VC, if your PIP = 42, plateau pressure = 32, and PEEP = 5, what pressure would you use to set in PC?
When measuring Auto-PEEP with the Braschi valve, when do you remove the cap? When do you note the presence of Auto-PEEP? What function measures Auto-PEEP?
In VC, if the patient's plateau pressure is too high, what setting do you need to decrease?
In VC, if you have to decrease the tidal volume due to the patient's decreased compliance, what setting do you need to increase if possible?
In PC, if your pressure control setting is already at 35 cm H20, what else might you do to increase tidal volume? What can you do if inspiratory flow has returned to baseline before the end of inspiration?
What maneuver is required to measure Auto-PEEP? What condition is necessary?