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Adjusting Ventilator Rate to Achieve a Desired PaCO2

Purpose:

To adjust the respiratory rate for a patient on a mechanical ventilator in order to adjust the PaCO2.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

dosage adjustments

ICD-10:

Description:

Adjusting the respiratory rate on a mechanical ventilator can be used to adjust a patient's PaCO2.

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