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Modes of Mechanical Ventilation

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Abstract

There are approximately 300 names of modes of mechanical ventilation in the world. However, in reality there are not that many modes, these are just names that the manufacturers came up to make their product seem unique. This chapter will help the practitioner recognize what a mode of mechanical ventilation is, what it does, and what to expect from the patient–ventilator interaction.

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  • Modes of mechanical ventilation
  • Taxonomy
  • Pressure control and volume control

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Fig. 17.1

Abbreviations

CMV:

Continuous mandatory ventilation

CSV:

Continuous spontaneous ventilation

IMV:

Intermittent mandatory ventilation

PC:

Pressure control

PEEP:

Positive end expiratory pressure

RR:

Respiratory rate

VC:

Volume control

VT:

Tidal volume

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Mireles-Cabodevila, E., Duggal, A., Chatburn, R.L. (2018). Modes of Mechanical Ventilation. In: Esquinas, A., Pravinkumar, S., SOUBANI, A. (eds) Mechanical Ventilation in Critically Ill Cancer Patients. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49256-8_17

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