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What is the normal negative inspiratory force?

Negative inspiratory force (NIF) is a relatively easy bedside test to measure respiratory muscle function and can easily be performed every half hour to hour in difficult cases. Normal is usually greater than 60 cm water. If the NIF is dropping or nears 20 cm water, respiratory support needs to be available.

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Regarding this, what is a good NIF for extubation?

NIF of at least -30 cm H2O has been found predictive of extubation success in adults[76,77] and also in children as part of the CROP index[18,31] or as a stand-alone test under rigorous conditions with CO2 stimulation.

Also, what is NIF and vital capacity? A negative inspiratory force (NIF) of 30 cm H2O or less or a forced vital capacity (FVC) of 20ml/Kg are indicative of a myathenic crisis and airway compromise. Evidence of hypoxemia, poor respiratory effort, or CO2 retention is an indication for intubation and mechanical ventilation.

Also Know, what is a normal inspiratory pressure?

Normal adults can develop maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures against an occluded airway in excess of -100 and 200 cm H2O, respectively. Occlusion pressures can be measured during crying in infants as young as one month of age.

What should I look for after extubation?

Post-Extubation Management If needed consider CPAP/BPAP for selected high-risk patients to avoid re-intubation. Ensure adequate secretion management, encourage coughing and deep breathing, maintain airway hydration and patent central airway. Use adequate bronchodilators as needed.

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