2.3. Ventilator Mechanics

  1. Jonathon D. Truwit3 and
  2. Scott K. Epstein4
  1. David L. Bowton1 and
  2. R. Duncan Hite2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch11

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

How to Cite

Bowton, D. L. and Hite, R. D. (2011) Ventilator Mechanics, in Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A (eds J. D. Truwit and S. K. Epstein), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Box 800793, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 4

    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Critical Care Anesthesia, Wake Forest University, Winston - Salem, NC, USA

  2. 2

    Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology, WFUBMC Critical Care Services Wake Forest University, Winston - Salem, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058077

Online ISBN: 9780470976609

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Keywords:

  • Ventilator mechanics;
  • Ventilators;
  • Humidification;
  • Inhaled gas mixture;
  • synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV);
  • heat moisture exchanger (HME);
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
  • positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP);
  • ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • History

  • Ventilators

  • Humidification

  • Inhaled gas mixture

  • Conclusion

  • References