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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

neonatal tidal volumes

If you deal with neonates on a regular basis you may have a pretty good idea of what tidal volumes to set up. Yet, if you work mainly with adults and still have to be responsible for the occasional neonate and peds patient, you better have a good idea of what you are doing.

Since no RT is a genious, what I find works best if I have a cheat sheet on hand. What you see here are the ideal tidal volumes for neonates. For a printable cheat sheet, click here.

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