Mech Vent alarms

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  1. Increased amount of secretions in the airways or mucous plug
    High-Pressure alarm
  2. The patient coughs, gags, or bites on the oral ET tube.
    High pressure alarm
  3. The pt is anxious or fights the ventilator
    Hight-pressure alarm
  4. Airway size decreases realted to wheezing or bronchospasm
    High-Pressure alarm
  5. Pneumothorax occurs
    High pressure alarm
  6. The artificial airway is displaced; the ET tube may have slipped into the right mainstem bronchus.
    High-pressure alarm
  7. Obstruction in tubing occurs because the patient is lying on the tubing or there is water or a kink in the tubing.
    High-pressure alarm
  8. Increased PIP associated with deliverance of a sigh
    High-Pressure alarm
  9. Decreased compliance of the lung is noted; a trend of gradually increasing PIP is noted over several hours or a day.
    High pressure alarm
  10. Sounds when PIP reaches the set alarm limit
    High-pressure alarm
  11. Sounds when there is a disconnection or leak in the ventilator circuit or a leak in the patient's artificial airway cuff.
    Low-pressure alarm
  12. A leak in the ventilator circuit prevents breath from being delivered
    Low-pressure alarm
  13. The patient stops spontaneous breathing in the SIMV or CPAP mode or on pressure support ventilation.
    Low-pressure alarm
  14. A cuff leak occurs in the ET or tracheostomy tube
    Low-pressure alarm.

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Author:
Gandrews
ID:
182354
Filename:
Mech Vent alarms
Updated:
2012-11-07 23:37:11
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