Patient-ventilator interactions

Clin Chest Med. 1996 Sep;17(3):423-38. doi: 10.1016/s0272-5231(05)70325-7.


Patient-ventilator synchrony is important in the management of the ventilator-dependent patient. Factors inherent to the patient and the ventilator influence patient-ventilator synchrony. Detection of patient-ventilator synchrony may require monitoring of airway pressure and flow waveforms.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / physiopathology
  • Lung Diseases, Obstructive / therapy
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration
  • Respiration, Artificial*
  • Respiratory Mechanics*
  • Tidal Volume
  • Work of Breathing