Monitoring P(tcCO(2)) is very helpful in assessing and managing patients undergoing SBTs, during the first night off the ventilator, and during bronchoscopy on ventilated patients. P(tcCO(2)) more closely matches P(aCO(2)) than does P(ETCO(2)).
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