Saturday, April 28, 2012

Q: During apnea test for brain death evaluation, how much oxygen should be deliverd

Answer:  8 L/min

Before brain death evaluation, preoxygenate with 100% oxygen for 30 minutes and disconnect the ventilator. Place a cannula at the level of carina and delivers 8 L/mi


Click here to see a sample Apnea test protocol here

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