Mechanical Ventilation – Part II: Monitoring of Respiratory Mechanics During Mechanical Ventilation and Ventilator Strategies

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


Review basic concepts of respiratory mechanics and their implications for monitoring patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Review ventilator strategies for specific diseases. Understand the role of adjunctive therapies during mechanical ventilation. Understand and identify the complications associated with mechanical ventilation and the use of endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes.


Tidal Volume Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patient Plateau Pressure Hypercapnic Acidosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathaniel Marchetti
    • 1
  • Christopher B. Remakus
    • 2
  • Ubaldo J. Martin
    • 1
  • 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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