Ventilator Troubleshooting 1: High Pressure Alarm

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Ventilators can be scary, especially when they alarm. One of the most common alarms is the High Pressure Alarm. This #OnePager explains how you can rapidly determine if High Pressures are due to a Resistance Problem, a Compliance Problem, or a PEEP problem.


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Author(s): Nick Mark, MD

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