Introduction to Respiratory Monitoring
Although mechanical ventilation can be potentially lifesaving in the critically ill and is a requirement of invasive surgery, it is also associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Securing a patent airway and establishing proper ventilation can protect the patient against these complications. The ability to properly intubate, ventilate, and extubate is dependent on critical monitoring techniques, which allow for constant monitoring of patients to ensure both adequate ventilation and oxygenation.
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