Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What is p-Low?: APRV terminology.

The p-Low setting, sets the lower level of CPAP during the release phase.
The term "p-Low" is used in Draeger & Hamilton medical ventilators. 

The above image shows the p-Low setting on the Draeger, Evita XL.

The highlighted setting "PEEP" is the p-Low setting in Bi-Level, on the Servo-i ventilator. 

The "PEEP-L" setting is used in Bi-level (PB 840) to mimic p-Low.