ventilator circuit


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ventilator circuit

The external or internal pneumatic delivery component of a mechanical ventilator.
See also: circuit
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The inclusion criteria for this study were having nebulisers in the ICU at the time of audit that had been used within a ventilator circuit attached to an endotracheal or a tracheostomy tube.
Effect of ventilator circuit changes on ventilator-associated pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
In the United Kingdom, reusable ventilator circuits were also identified as the cause of a B.
Each mannequin was equipped with the following: a cuffed tracheostomy tube, ventilator circuit with in-line suction catheter, electrocardiogram leads, right-sided chest tube with a collecting unit, indwelling urinary catheter, a percutaneous endogastric tube, a peripherally-inserted central catheter, and a finger-probe pulse oximeter.
None of these studies identified a greater risk of VAP when extending ventilator circuit change intervals beyond 2 days (Han et al 2001; Lien et al 2001; Fink et al 1998; Kotilainen and Keroak 1997; Hess et al 1995).
She testified that she checked the ventilator circuit before leaving the patient that morning and that it was "functioning properly.
2] formation under clinical conditions in a continuous flow neonatal ventilator circuit.
2AARC Evidence Based Guidelines, Care of the Ventilator Circuit and Its Relation to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.
Tenders are invited for Disposable Ventilator Circuit
In volume-controlled ventilation, a set volume of gas is delivered by the ventilator into the ventilator circuit.
Recommendations included establishing an oral care protocol, routine subglottic suctioning, HOB elevation 30[degrees]-45[degrees], and reducing the frequency of ventilator circuit changes.
Trach-Assist ([R])isdesigned to significantly reduce the need for ventilator circuit changes.