Invasive Mechanical Ventilation.
South Med J. 2018 Dec;111(12):746-753
Authors: Walter JM, Corbridge TC, Singer BD
Invasive mechanical ventilation is a potentially lifesaving intervention for acutely ill patients. The goal of this review is to provide a concise, clinically focused overview of basic invasive mechanical ventilation for the many clinicians who care for mechanically ventilated patients. Attention is given to how common ventilator modes differ in delivering a mechanical breath, evaluation of respiratory system mechanics, how to approach acute changes in airway pressure, and the diagnosis of auto-positive end-expiratory pressure. Waveform interpretation is emphasized throughout the review.
PMID: 30512128 [PubMed - in process]