||Emergency Department; Emergency
||Emergency Medical Service.
||Expiratory positive airway
pressure - Airway pressure remains above ambient during
the expiratory phase of the breath.
||Emergency Room; Emergency
||Endotracheal Tube - A flexible
conduit that is inserted through the mouth and the larynx
into the trachea to provide an airway to the bronchial
tree. It can have, around its distal end, an inflatable
cuff which, when inflated, provides a seal between its
outside surface and the lumen of the trachea (cuffed),
or it may have no such cuff (uncuffed).
||A device that closes to
direct the gas flowing in the breathing circuit into the
patient's lungs during in the inspiratory phase of a machine
breath and opens to relieve the pressure in the circuit
and permit exhalation of gas through the circuit to the
||That portion of the expiratory
phase immediately preceding the initiating of the next
breath during which flow is continuously zero.
|Expiratory Pause Time
||The time interval between
the cessation of expiratory flow to the start of the inspiratory
phase of the next breath.
||The portion of a breath
from the beginning of expiration to the beginning of inspiration
of the next breath.
||Airway pressure is less
than ambient during the expiratory phase of the breath.
||(also Expiratory Phase Time)
- The time from the start of expiratory flow to the start
of inspiratory flow.
|Extended Self Test
||A set of pre-use tests performed
by the ventilator on itself and requiring limited intervention
by the operator.