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Preoxygenation and FRC

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by dipriMAN, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. dipriMAN


    Sep 4, 2017
    For some that has obstructive lung disease, their FRC will be increased. Does this mean that for someone with COPD, all else being equal, they will maintain their sats longer with apnea after preoxygenation than a lung with comparatively normal FRC.
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  3. SaltyDog

    SaltyDog Keeping the Forces of Entropy at Bay 10+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Closer to Mexico
  4. FFP

    FFP Grunt, cog, body, pompous ass Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    the opposite pole
    Not all alveoli participate in oxygen exchange in severe COPD-ers.
  5. drmwvr

    drmwvr 7+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Not as bad as obesity but not as good as a college kid. Assuming no exacerbation. I understand this is more academic than clinical reality, but good preoxygenation (black rubber face strap, not distracted OR nurse) for several minutes will give at least 3-4 minutes of safe apnea in the non obese COPD'er. Add reverse trendellenburg and it may be more. You shouldn't notice a difference, all else being equal.
  6. timgasman


    Jun 2, 2016
    The lung is diseased so the problem isn't just that you have a large FRC, but you cannot get the oxygen out due to loss of passive recoil.

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