Fig. 1. Palm M-130 personal digital assistant (hand-held) used for point-of-care data collection.
Fig. 2. Record entry screen of the Palm M-130 personal digital assistant, showing the first tab of fields: Pt patient, VSet-1 ventilator setting 1, VSet-2 ventilator setting 2, and Measured (values for peak airway pressure, respiratory frequency, inspirato- ry-expiratory ratio, etc). The field labels are used interchangeably with various ventilator brands. RCP name of respiratory thera- pist entering the data. Pt patient name. MR medical record. ICURm intensive care unit and room number. Dx 1 diagnosis 1. Vent ventilator. Mode ventilator mode.
Fig. 3. Record entry screen of the Palm M-130 personal digital assistant, showing the fields labeled Alarms, Mechanics, Labs (laboratory results), Tx (treatments), and S.O.A.P. (subjective, ob- jective, assessment, plan). The field labels are used interchange- ably with various ventilator brands. Plateau plateau pressure. NIF negative inspiratory force. f/VT respiratory frequency divided by tidal volume. CL compliance. [SpO2] blood oxygen saturation measured via pulse oximetry. EtCO2 end-tidal car- bon dioxide pressure. VC vital capacity. RESaw airway re- sistance. PEEPtot total positive end-expiratory pressure.