Monday, September 17, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dead Falls, Trip Wires, and Ventilator Settings

As many may not know I grew up in the Midwest and was raised on the principles of self-reliance and the respect for nature. I was taught how to hunt, fish, trap, forge, and grow one’s own vegetables. Our family even attempted to save enough food for a year, preparation for hard times or a catastrophic event (most likely a tornado).

Monday, September 3, 2012

Obtaining P0.1 on Various Ventilators

Airway Occlusion at 0.1 Second (P0.1)

In previous post I provide a brief description of the P0.1 and how one can apply this to adjusting  settings on the ventilator [1,2] and provide greater detail in my book [3].

However, how does one obtain this measurement?

Fortunately, modern mechanical ventilators have this as a software option.

Even though the procedure for obtaining a P0.1 is automated, it is a little different on each device.