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Human body tolerance to injected air

What is the formula that is used to calculate the amount of injected (intravenously) air an individual can tolerate.

Thnaks in advance.

I am not aware of a specific

I am not aware of a specific formula that will produce the amount of air a human can tolerate intraveously. This amount depends upon many patient factors along with the rate of infusion or injection of the air. A literature search on venous air embolism may produce some formulas that have been used in animals and their may be some mechanism for extrapolating this data to humans. 


Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

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