01/14/2020 12:00 PM
The integration of ventilator graphics into the machine platforms has opened new vistas into the observation and evaluation of the interface between the patient and the mechanical ventilator. In the past a pressure manometer and numeric readings gave us a limited view of the patient ventilator interface. Now ventilator graphics allow us to see, in real time the full interface between the patient and the ventilator.
Graphics 1 is the first of a 3-part series explaining and demonstrating exactly what we are observing as we watch the screen displays. Graphics 1 will cover basic concepts in mechanical ventilation concepts and explore the graphics as seen in volume control ventilation.