Test your IntelliVence (Vol 17 Issue 3)

Author: Munir Karjaghli, Reviewer: Simon Franz, David Grooms

This intubated patient is being ventilated in P-CMV mode. What does the waveform show us?

Answer: The sudden decrease in expiratory flow in a passive patient indicates tracheomalacia. This condition is demonstrated by instability of the trachea during passive expiration, causing the trachea to collapse and restrict the expiratory flow.

expiratory flow, passive patient, tracheomalacia, instability, trachea, pssive expiration, collapse, restrict

Date of Printing: 07.03.2021
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