Test your IntelliVence (Vol 16 Issue 4)

Author: Simon Franz, Reviewer: Jean-Michel Arnal, Süha Demirakca

Why is the volume curve not returning to zero?








Answer: Leaks

In this screenshot, the combination of flow curve with positive flow at end-expiration and volume curve not returning to zero indicates a leak. Should this occur, the cuff pressure and/or cuff integrity of the tracheal tube should be checked.

leaks, cuff pressure, tracheal tube, positive flow, volume curve, flow curve

Date of Printing: 23.04.2021
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