“Clinical Parameters of Oxygen And Ventilation” From Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The following is from the 2016 Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual:

Clinical parameters oxygenation and ventilation, page 155

You need to frequently monitor the following parameters to assess the effectiveness of oxygenation and ventilation:

· Visible chest rise with each breath
· O2 saturation
· exhaled CO2
· heart rate
· blood pressure
· distal air entry
· signs of improvement or deterioration (e.g., appearance, color, agitation)

For the actions to take when ventilation is ineffective see “Troubleshooting Ineffective Ventilation” In Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


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