1. A survivor of near drowning has just been intubated and
placed on mechanical ventilatory support. Her body temperature is 31° C, and
her minute ventilation is high. What would be the appropriate humidification
system to recommend for this patient?
2. There is a lot of controversy over which is more
cost-effective—heated water humidifiers or HMEs. How can the cost of passover
humidifiers, with standard circuit and heated wire circuits, be compared with
the cost of HMEs?