Interpretation of airway pressure waveforms

Evans R. Fernández-Pérez, Rolf D. Hubmayr

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Most mechanical ventilators display tracings of airway pressure (Paw) volume (V) and flow (). In volume preset modes, Paw informs about the mechanical properties of the respiratory system and about the activity of respiratory muscles acting on the system. When monitoring ventilator waveforms, it is important to appropriately scale the tracing so that nuances in time profiles may be appreciated. In this short monograph, we offer three examples of how clinicians may use this information for patient assessment and care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)3540373616, 9783540373612
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Fernández-Pérez, E. R., & Hubmayr, R. D. (2006). Interpretation of airway pressure waveforms. In Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine (pp. 15-16). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.