Friday, February 22, 2013

Obtaining Plateau Pressures Revisited

I receive many questions in regards to plateau pressure.

What is a plateau pressure?

What is the difference between Peak & plateau pressures?

How do I measure/obtain a plateau pressure measurement?

Are my peak & plateau pressures always equal when using pressure control ventilation?

How do I get a plateau pressure when using PRVC, AutoFlow, or VC+?

My new video (above) describes obtaining plateau pressure when using VC-CMV, PC-CMV, & APC (a.k.a. PRVC, AutoFlow, VC+). 

A review of Plateau Pressure

A Problem with Plateau Pressure

Why is my Peak & Plateau Pressures the Same?