Paralysis Maintenance in Ventilated Patients
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Paralysis Maintenance in Ventilated Patients

This quiz covers the indications for paralysis maintenance in ventilated patients, including decreasing airway resistance and ventilator pressures, preventing increased intracranial pressure, and reducing metabolic demands in hyperthermic patients.

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What is a primary benefit of maintaining paralysis in mechanically ventilated patients?

Decrease airway resistance

Which of the following patients may benefit from paralysis maintenance to decrease metabolic demands?

Those with hyperthermia

What is another indication for paralysis maintenance in patients?

To prevent increased ICP

In which patient population may paralysis maintenance be particularly useful in reducing ventilator pressures?

<p>Patients requiring high ventilator pressures</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary goal of paralysis maintenance in patients with increased ICP?

<p>To prevent further increase in ICP</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Paralysis Maintenance Indications

  • Decreasing airway resistance by paralyzing patients to reduce ventilator pressures and prevent over-breathing
  • Preventing increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients
  • Managing hyperthermic patients, where paralysis can help decrease metabolic demands
  • Any patient where decreased metabolic demands are desirable

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