Clinical evaluation of pushover mechanical ventilation with the ohmeda universal portable anesthesia complete vaporizer

John K. Hawkins, William J. Phillips, Salvatore A. Ciresi

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Abstract

Previous studies have not demonstrated the usefulness of a mechanical ventilator with the Universal Portable Anesthesia Complete (UPAC) field anesthesia delivery system in a pushover mode. This study demonstrated that the Lifecare PLV-100 ventilator can function effectively in a practical pushover configuration with the UPAC vaporizer. By comparison, vaporizer output followed the patterns of documented concentration curves for isoflurane at a given dial setting and minute ventilation. Measured airway pressures in the breathing circuit were within physiological parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume163
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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