Mechanical ventilation

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 Aug;26(3):849-62, x. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2008.04.007.


Over the past several years, there has been an introduction of numerous modes of mechanical ventilation, each with their own advantages and limitations. This article reviews the common modes of mechanical ventilation, new technologies, and specific ventilator strategies that have been shown to be beneficial. In addition, it reviews the steps that should be taken when troubleshooting a ventilator.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Operating Rooms*
  • Respiration, Artificial*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*