ICU Protocols pp 685-690 | Cite as

Mechanical Ventilation

  • Praveen Khilnani
  • Rajiv Uttam


Mechanical ventilation is the process of delivery of tidal volume with a set FiO2 at a certain rate by presetting the peak inspiratory pressure (pressure ventilation) or tidal volume (volume ventilation) on the ventilator, with a purpose to remove CO2 from lungs and deliver oxygen to the pulmonary capillaries. This is based on gradient of mean airway pressure in the alveoli resulting from delivery of peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) for the entire duration of the respiratory cycle (inspiratory time and expiratory time).


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Tidal Volume Pressure Support Peak Inspiratory Pressure Spontaneous Breathing Trial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Critical Care and PulmonologyBL Kapur Memorial HospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Pediatric Critical Care and PulmonologyMax Superspeciality Hospitals, PatparganjDelhiIndia

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