An overview of positive pressure ventilation
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2004
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 15–21, March 2004
How to Cite
Vassilev, E. and McMichael, M. (2004), An overview of positive pressure ventilation. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 14: 15–21. doi: 10.1111/j.1534-6935.2004.04002.x
- Issue published online: 19 MAR 2004
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2004
- mechanical ventilation;
- PEEP (positive end-expiratory pressure);
- pressure control;
- respiratory failure;
- volume control
Objective: The purpose of this article is to give the reader a brief overview of the indications for positive pressure ventilation (PPV).
Data sources: Current human and veterinary literature.
Summary: There are numerous indications for PPV in veterinary medicine. These include both pulmonary parenchymal disease and diseases that affect ventilation. When choosing PPV, a clinician must have a comprehensive understanding of the different ventilation mode options available and the physiologic effects of ventilation on the patient.
Conclusions: PPV is becoming more widely used in veterinary medicine and is improving the survival of animals with hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure.