Lung recruitment

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Keywords:

lung recruitment, increased transient sustained transpulmonary pressure, collapsed alveoli, oxygenation

Abstract

Lung recruitment (LR) is the use of an increased transient sustained transpulmonary pressure, in order to open up (recruit) previously collapsed alveoli and improve oxygenation.1

Author Biography

K Mogotsi, University of the Witwatersrand

Department of Anaesthesia, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Published

2022-11-15

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FCA Refresher Course