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Respiratory Calculations

Oxygen Tank Duration Calculator

If you don’t have access to the calculator above simply use the following formula to calculate the minutes remaining in your oxygen tank:  Here’s what you will need: Tank size & conversion factor for that […]

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Gas Exchange

Bohr Effect

When you’re out of breath and panicked, your body will release more oxygen to help with metabolizing tissue. Your muscles are screaming for life-giving air; the Bohr effect is just what you need. The Bohr […]

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Mechanical ventilation

Hazards of Mechanical Ventilation

Complications associated with mechanical ventilation are primarily related to the use of positive pressure applied to the lungs and the artificial airways required to provide invasive ventilation. Positive pressure not only damages sensitive lung tissue […]

Pulmonary function testing

Flow volume loops

Analyzing flow volume loops provides a quick way to detect lung disease. The appearance of the loop can reveal the presence of obstructive and/or restrictive lung disease. The location of the airway obstruction can also […]