Obstetric Critical Care Management

Review Article (J Intensive Care Med. 2006 Sep-Oct;21(5):278-86) Vent Stuff ↑ alveolar ventilation (20-40%), ↑ TV, ↑ RR Compensated hypocarbia (Normal 25-32 and normal bicarb 18-21) Mechanical ventilation- need to adjust for PaCO2 30-32 (compensated hypercarbia); no studies show harm with permissive hypercarbia Faster desaturation: ↑ O2 consumption + ↓ function residual capacity + ↑ […]