Conventional Mechanical Ventilation

  • Elizabeth Warnack
  • Marko Bukur


This chapter explores the basic tenets of mechanical ventilation. We explore normal and abnormal lung physiology and physiologic changes that occur with mechanical ventilation. Next, we explore the advantages and disadvantages of various modes of ventilation. The clinical applications of mechanical ventilation are addressed, covering the basics of how to care for a patient who is mechanically ventilated, how to trouble shoot the ventilator, and how to wean from ventilation.


Mechanical ventilation Lung physiology Modes of ventilation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryBellevue Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical CareNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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