The new Alveolar Gas Tutor app is designed to help with ventilator management and critical care medicine.
This medical app focuses on simulating the relationship between respiratory variables and their impact on alveolar ventilation and blood gases. The respiratory variables include respiratory rate, tidal volume, dead space and fraction inspired oxygen (FiO2). The app allows users to see how partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide are affected depending on changes in respiratory variables.
There are two ways Alveolar Gas Tutor can be used, and there are detailed instructions provided with the app. The first involves users entering values for respiratory rate, tidal volume, dead space and FiO2 and watching the corresponding changes to the partial pressure of oxygen (PAO2) and carbon dioxide (PACO2). For the second method, users enter the AaDO2 value and look at the changes that occur to the partial pressure oxygen and carbon dioxide at the arterial level. This medical app is designed to be user-friendly and clearly displays the content.