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Understanding ventilator waveforms—and how to use them in patient care

Lian, Jin Xiong RN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000343236.47814.d8

Ventilator waveforms provide real-time information about patient ventilator interaction and ventilator function. Learn the basics of ventilator waveforms, how they're interpreted, and how you can use this information when caring for your patient.

Jin Xiong Lian is a nurse in the intensive care unit at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, University of Sydney, Australia.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.