Neonatal Pulmonary Graphics

Korkmaz L. (Editör)

Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, İstanbul, 2020

  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Yayınevi: Nobel Yayın Dağıtım
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul


Another benefit of the microprocessor-based technology is

the ability to store data and to present it in multiple formats.

Trend screens are now an integral component of most

present- day mechanical ventilators and enable the clinician

to follow changes over time and even to reconstruct past

clinical events.

Trend screens may present both graphic and numeric data.

Ventilatory parameters can be displayed in a graphic format

over several hours or numerically on a minute-by- minute

basis. A typical trend screen is shown in Fig. 5.1 . The upper

half shows hourly graphic trends for four selected ventilator

parameters. The lower half lists selected parameters in tabular

form from minute to minute. All of the parameters may be

changed, and the clinician can scroll through the screen to

find times of interest. Although this may seem obvious, trend

screens are of no value if they are not customized by the user

to display values of interest for a particular patient. Most

ventilators allow trending of far more parameters than are

used in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), because so

many of the current devices are “cradle-to- grave” single platform

machines. Indices useful for adult intensive care may be

meaningless in the NICU, and the default screen rarely is