Standard preoxygenation technique versus two rapid techniques in pregnant patients

  title={Standard preoxygenation technique versus two rapid techniques in pregnant patients},
  author={Bruno Chiron and Marc Laffon and Martine Ferrandi{\`e}re and Jean Francois Pittet and Henri Marret and Colette Mercier},
  journal={International journal of obstetric anesthesia},
  volume={13 1},
The aim of this study was to compare three different preoxygenation techniques in pregnant women by measuring end-tidal fractional oxygen concentration (FETO2): the traditional technique of 3min tidal volume breathing (VT x 3 min), 8 deep breaths (8 DB) and 4 deep breaths (4 DB). Twenty pregnant volunteers without pulmonary diseases were studied during the third trimester (36-38 weeks' gestation). Women were preoxygentated using a non-rebreathing respiratory circuit with a 3-L reservoir bag and… CONTINUE READING


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