Test your IntelliVence (Vol 14 Issue 5)

Author: Clinical Experts Group, Hamilton Medical, Reviewer: Paul Garbarini, David Grooms

Why is the end-expiratory flow positive (above baseline)?







In this patient undergoing noninvasive ventilation, the positive flow at end-expiration means there are unintentional leaks that are being compensated by the ventilator. To assess the leak rate, you can therefore measure the positive flow.

NIV, noninvasive ventilation, leak compensation, end-expiratory flow, leak rate

Date of Printing: 23.04.2021
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