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Transcutaneous carbon dioxide pressure monitoring in a specialized weaning unit.

Authors
  • Johnson, Douglas C
  • Batool, Salma
  • Dalbec, Ronald
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respiratory care
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2008
Volume
53
Issue
8
Pages
1042–1047
Identifiers
PMID: 18655742
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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