Impact of Mechanical Ventilation on Waveforms

  • Steven M. Donn
  • Mark C. Mammel


The interaction of mechanical ventilation and pulmonary mechanics is easier to appreciate by waveform monitoring. This enables the clinician to more objectively assess patient-ventilator synchrony and to adjust ventilator parameters to the individual needs of the baby based on both the underlying pathophysiology and the baby’s response to changes in ventilator settings.


Ventilator modes Synchronization Patient-triggered ventilation Pressure support ventilation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Donn
    • 1
  • Mark C. Mammel
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineC.S. Mott Children’s Hospital University of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Neonatal MedicineChildren’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. PaulSt. PaulUSA
  3. 3.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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