High Pressure activates when the monitored Airway Pressure exceeds the set High Pressure alarm limit for more than the number of consecutive breaths set with the High Pressure Delay control.
Follow these steps to troubleshoot this alarm:
- Ensure the High Pressure alarm is set appropriately for the patient as their condition changes (for example, through sneezes, coughs, and/or yawns).
- Check for blockages or obstructions in the circuit and patient airway. (For example, saturated or clogged HME or bacterial filters, in-line suction catheters, or patient secretions during volume ventilation.)
- If the problem persists, replace the patient circuit.