what is compliance-2At each breath, the respiratory system must overcome two opposing forces to be able to move air in and out of the lungs: the resistance to airflow and the distensibility (or compliance) of the respiratory system.

This document answers following questions about compliance:

  • What is compliance?
  • How is it obtained?
  • What are the main differences between static and dynamic compliance?
  • How are the measurements done with the flexiVent?
    • for dynamic compliance
    • for static compliance
  • When to use static vs dynamic compliance measurements?


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