Basic Mechanical Ventilation

  • Gopi Chand Khilnani
  • Vijay Hadda


Mechanical ventilation is indicated in patients with acute respiratory failure when they are unable to maintain adequate oxygenation and or remove carbon dioxide. None of the ventilatory mode can cure the disease process. However, it supports ventilation till you address the reversible primary problem. Mechanical ventilation should not be started without thoughtful consideration as tracheal intubation and ventilation are associated with significant complications.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mechanical Ventilation Tidal Volume Acute Respiratory Failure Inspiratory Pressure 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of MedicinePostgraduate Institute of Medical Education & ResearchChandigarhIndia

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