rapid shallow breathing index


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rapid shallow breathing index

Abbreviation: f/TV; RSBI.
The ratio of the respiratory rate (f) and the tidal volume (TV) of a patient treated with mechanical ventilation while breathing on a T-piece (or at minimal levels of positive airway pressure or pressure support). Levels less than 105/min/L indicate that a patient may be able to be weaned successfully from the ventilator and breathe unassisted.
See also: index
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The SBT is performed by allowing the patient to breathe with a minimal level of Pressure Support or flow-by while monitoring their Rapid Shallow Breathing Index, Work of Breathing and hemodynamic parameters.
The one parameter that has received the most attention in the last fifteen years is the rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI).

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