||Celsius (Centigrade) - Temperature
scale that assigns 0 to the freezing point of water and
100 to its boiling point.
||CO2 - Produced by the body's
metabolism; transported by the blood to the lungs through
which it is eliminated by ventilating of the lungs.
||Depending on the context,
either Critical Care Unit or Cardiac Care Unit.
||Electrochemical device sensitive
to PO2 of oxygen contained in blood.
||Centimeters of Water - unit
|Compliance (C), also
called Static Compliance (Cst)
||The change of volume divided
by the associated change of pressure across a purely elastic
structure, or the same ratio measured when a structure
that contains resistance and/or inertance is completely
static before and after the changes occur. Mathematically,
the slope (constant of proportionality) of a linear static
pressure difference - volume relation.
||location of the primary
means of directly adjusting the function of a device.
|| A mode of ventilator operation
in which machine breaths are delivered at preset intervals.
||Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease - Ex.: Emphysema, Asthma
||Continuous Positive Airway
Pressure - A mode of ventilator operation in which the
airway pressure remains above ambient during spontaneous
||Chronic Respiratory Failure
- Long standing inability to eliminate carbon dioxide
through the lungs.
||That pressure which, when
reached in the breathing circuit, causes the ventilator
to cycle from one phase to another, e.g., from inhalation
to expiration or vice versa.