- ECG displayer.
- Saturation displayer.
- Pulse Oxygen meter BP. ox player ventilator has different modes.
This procedure has to done has to be done twice or thrice. It should not be done more than 3 times as it makes the patient hypoxia. While weaning the patient, the patient is put on an SIMV mode in which the patients has to breath are synchronized with with the machine. The patient initiates the breath and is taken over by the machine, even if the patient does not take a breath. In pressure support, the patient has to initiate the breath and then the machine takes over. The physiotherapist has to keep a watch on the O2 saturation of the patient. If the saturation falls below 85%, then the patient should be quickly oxygenated and suctioning should be stopped.If the saturation is low before physiotherapy treatment, then it might be because of lot of secretion. Then proper PT and suctioning has to be done.
The saturation is checked usually after PT. The patient is given position in which he is kept till the next sessions of PT is carried out.This position is given to drain the secretions with the help of gravity. These position are called postural drainage positions. The physiotherapist should check the BP, pulse, Respiratory Rate and saturation of the patient before and after the treatment.