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A Venturi mask is a medical device used to deliver a controlled flow of oxygen to patients with respiratory conditions. It is named after the Venturi effect, which is utilized to deliver a precise and predictable amount of oxygen. The Venturi mask is particularly useful in situations where accurate oxygen concentration delivery is crucial, such as in the treatment of respiratory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or during acute respiratory distress.
Key features of a Venturi mask include:
Venturi System: The mask incorporates a Venturi system, which consists of a series of color-coded adapters or valves. These adapters control the flow of air and oxygen, leading to the desired oxygen concentration.
Adjustable Flow Rates: The Venturi mask allows for adjustment of the oxygen flow rate. The prescribed oxygen concentration is achieved by selecting the appropriate adapter and adjusting the overall flow rate.
Precise Oxygen Delivery: The Venturi effect, based on the principle of fluid dynamics, entrains a controlled amount of air along with the oxygen flow, providing a precise oxygen concentration to the patient.
Mask Design: The mask itself is typically made of clear, soft material and covers the nose and mouth. It is secured to the patient’s face with an elastic strap.
Venturi masks are commonly used in hospital settings, especially in respiratory care units, emergency departments, and during acute exacerbations of respiratory conditions. They offer advantages in situations where the desired oxygen concentration needs to be closely controlled, such as in patients with chronic respiratory diseases.
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