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  • Slide 10: INDICATION FOR USE OF VENTILATOR  Cardiac and Respiratory arrest, acute lung injury (including trauma)  A pnea with respiratory arrest, including cases from intoxication  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)  A cute respiratory acidosis which may be due to paralysis of the diaphragm due to Guillain-B arré syndrome, M yasthenia Gravis, spinal cord injury, or the effect of anesthetic and muscle relaxant drugs  Increased work of breathing  Hypoxemia, coma, tachypnea or bradypnea  Hypotension including sepsis, shock, congestive heart failure  B lood gases showing persistent hypoxemia  Neuromuscular disease

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  • Refers to an abnormally slow breathing rate. The rate at which bradypnea is diagnosed depends upon the age of the patient. (Called bradypnoea in the British English spelling.) (Wikipedia)

    May 29, 2008