Pulmochart Reference (ver. 5.5)
Basics of respiratory analysis in theory and application

Basics of respiratory analysis


In this section some background information about respiratory analysis in mechanically ventilated patients is given.


Since the external circumstances can influence respiratory analysis and the interpretation of the obtained results, the analysis methods as well as the external circumstances are presented in more detail below.

Respiratory analysis methods
In Pulmochart different respiratory analysis methods ("Respiratory analysis methods") are used.
These analysis techniques are based on different respiratory measurements and result in different respiratory parameters.

Basics and effects of mechanical ventilation
Pulmochart aims at the analysis of mechanically ventilated patients. But these patients may also breath spontaneously during ventilation.
The effect of ventilation modes and the respective external circumstances on respiratory analysis parameters is described in "Basics and effects of mechanical ventilation".