||A flexible conduit that
is inserted through the nose and the larynx into the trachea
to provide an airway to the bronchial tree.
||device that adds liquid
to a gas in the form of droplets.
||Negative End Expiratory
Pressure - The pressure in the patient circuit is maintained
below ambient at the end of expiration.
||Ex.: Muscular Dystrophy,
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
||Neonatal Intensive Care
||A chart relating three or
more scales across which a straightedge can be placed
to provide a graphical solution for a particular problem.
||Noninvasive Positive Pressure
Ventilation -Mechanical ventilation in which the connection
between the patient and the breathing circuit (through
which the positive pressure for inspiration is applied
to the airways) is a mask over the mouth and/or nose rather
than a tube extending into the trachea.
||Negative Pressure Ventilation
- A form of ventilation in which inspiratory flow is produced
by expanding the lungs by applying a negative pressure
(relative to ambient) to the external surface of the chest
wall. This can be done by placing a cuirass around the
ribcage and abdomen and evacuating it with the negative
|Nurse Call Output
||A signal available from
the ventilator that can be connected to a remote device
to notify the operator of an alarm condition of the ventilator.