Basic Modes of Ventilation

  • Hooman Poor


Each mode of ventilation is defined by its phase variable components: trigger, target, and cycle. These phase variables are explained in detail in Chap.  2. The three basic modes of ventilation include volume-controlled ventilation (VCV), pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV), and pressure support ventilation (PSV).


Volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) Pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) Pressure support ventilation (PSV) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hooman Poor
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  1. 1.Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory InstituteIcahn School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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