The Rapid Shallow Breathing Index, (RSBI), Maximal Inspiratory Pressure, (MIP) and PaO2/FiO2 ratio remain the most reliable triad of weaning indicators.
What does P/F stand for?
P/F stands for PaO2/FIO2 (oxygenation index; respiratory care)
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The PaO2/FiO2 index (P/F ratio), quantifies the ratio of arterial oxygen tension to available gen concentration.
Blood Oxygenation Remember that blood oxygenation looks at the efficiency of oxygen uptake in the lungs via the PaO2/FIO2 (P/F) ratio.
ECMO was considered for patients with a PaO2/FiO2 ratio < 85 mmHg and/or respiratory acidosis with a pH < 7.
Blood Oxygenation Remember blood oxygenation looks at the efficiency of oxygen uptake in the lungs via the Oxygenation PaO2/FIO2 (P/F) ratio.
It's not too surprising then that the PaO2/FiO2 ratio often favors HFO--not quite a fair comparison.
I am assuming a reasonable familiarity with blood gasses by the reader and will comment on an essential use of the blood gas for assessing mechanically ventilated patients, The PaO2/FiO2 index or, (P/F ratio).