The measure of treatment agreement between portable and laboratory blood gas measurements in guiding protocol-driven ventilator management.

@article{Thomas2009TheMO,
  title={The measure of treatment agreement between portable and laboratory blood gas measurements in guiding protocol-driven ventilator management.},
  author={Frank O Thomas and Terri L Hoffman and Diana L. Handrahan and Robert O. Crapo and Greg Snow},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={303-13; discussion 313-4}
}
BACKGROUND Portable blood gas analyzer and monitor devices are increasingly being used to direct ventilator therapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the "measure of treatment agreement" between portable and laboratory blood gas measurements used in guiding protocol-driven ventilator management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using National Institutes of Health Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome network ventilator management guidelines to manage patient care, measurements taken from the… CONTINUE READING