Modes of Mechanical Ventilation: Part 1

  • Nathaniel Marchetti
  • Christopher B. Remakus
  • Ubaldo J. Martin
  • Gerard J. Criner


After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Understand the indications for mechanical ventilation, distinguishing hypercapnic vs. hypoxemic respiratory failure. Recognize the various modes of mechanical ventilation and their specific indications. Recognize alternate modes of mechanical ventilation and adjunctive therapies.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Tidal Volume Airway Pressure Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Inspiratory Time 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathaniel Marchetti
    • 1
  • Christopher B. Remakus
    • 1
  • Ubaldo J. Martin
    • 2
  • Gerard J. Criner
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Temple Lung CenterTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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