Tag High airway pressure
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

High airway pressure DDx

High airway pressures in the intubated patient can signify the presence of a life-threatening emergency. The underlying cause is either with the 'man or the machine' (patient versus equipment). A structured approach to this problem is essential.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

High airway and alveolar pressures

High airway pressures are important because they may have adverse effects on the patient; indicate a deterioration of the patient’s condition; indicate an equipment problem that needs to be addressed