Access e-learning resources about mechanical ventilation and ventilators. Our e-learning modules are designed for current and future users of Hamilton Medical ventilators, and teach the most commonly used features and functions. Every user is required to register in order to manage the learning modules and obtain the certificates.
By knowing how CO2 behaves on its way from the bloodstream through the alveoli to the ambient air, you can obtain useful information about ventilation and perfusion. Monitoring the CO2 level during respiration (capnography) is noninvasive, easy to do, and relatively inexpensive.
Ventilation is effective when it removes CO2 at a rate that maintains a normal or a targeted pH.
How do Hamilton Medical ventilators calculate V`alv and VDaw/VTE, and what are these parameters used for?
PEEP is used to keep the lung aerated and prevent lung collapse at the end of expiration. However, PEEP may over-distend the normally aerated lung and impair lung perfusion. Therefore, any change in PEEP may affect the overall ventilation/perfusion ratio in an unpredictable way.
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