Use this calculator to estimate the effective FiO2 that low flow oxygen delivers.
Simply input the child's weight (in kg), his or her respiratory rate, the current O2 flow rate (which must be in mL per minute NOT litres), and percent O2 at the blender.
The algorithm uses a method validated by Finer et al, Pediatric Pulmonology 1996;21(1):48-51. I have modified Finers formula to allow for the use of an O2 blender. A tidal volume of 5.5mL/kg is assumed.
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