Noninvasive Monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit
The modern paradigm of critical care medicine is not only to effectively treat the patient’s underlying life-threatening illness but also to recognize, as early as possible, any potential complications that may occur because of the underlying disease or as a result of therapy. Indeed, the development of the modern coronary care unit in the early 1960s was born from the need to monitor the development of cardiac arrhythmia in patients who suffered acute myocardial infarction Similarly, the impetus for the creation of the specialized respiratory care unit was also brought about by the need to care for patients who developed respiratory failure during polio epidemics.
KeywordsForced Vital Capacity Pulse Oximetry Breathing Pattern Noninvasive Monitoring Maximum Voluntary Ventilation
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