Use of an impedance threshold device in spontaneously breathing patients with hypotension secondary to trauma: an observational cohort feasibility study.

@article{Wampler2014UseOA,
  title={Use of an impedance threshold device in spontaneously breathing patients with hypotension secondary to trauma: an observational cohort feasibility study.},
  author={David Wampler and Victor A. Convertino and Shannon Weeks and Michael Kevin Hernandez and Jacob Larrumbide and Craig Manifold},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={77 3 Suppl 2},
  pages={S140-5}
}
BACKGROUND An impedance threshold device (ITD) intended for use in the spontaneously breathing patient has been shown to raise blood pressure in hypotensive patients. This device has not been evaluated in patients with hypotension secondary to trauma. This study focused on changes in key vital signs when the ITD was added to the paramedic treatment protocol… CONTINUE READING