Low Minute Volume activates when the monitored Minute Volume falls below the set Low Minute Volume alarm limit.
Follow these steps to troubleshoot this alarm:
- Ensure the Low Minute Volume alarm is set appropriately, taking into account changes in patient breathing habits at night.
- Check the VOCSN Leak monitor. If it is high, locate and resolve any unintentional leaks in the patient circuit (and around the patient interface). If using a trach tube, ensure the cuff is properly inflated.
- During pressure-control ventilation, check the patient for reduced lung compliance or airway blockages.