Pulmonary Air Flow and Airway Resistance Analysis Module
The Pulmonary Air Flow (PAF) and Airway Resistance Analysis Module is designed to analyze any pulmonary flow signal derived either from a plethysmography chamber, pneumotach, or Jacketed External Telemetry respiratory impedance bands (JET RIP
). The graph above represents a typical pulmonary flow signal with its digitally integrated volume signal, as they would appear on the monitor. Automated validation marks for Start of Inspiration, Start of Expiration and Start of Apnea are shown (additional validation marks are available). The validation marks provide visual, real-time verification of the accuracy of the system.
The list below describes the parameters calculated by the analysis module either in real-time or during subsequent analysis.