Approaches to adverse patient-ventilator interactions


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015. Most mechanical ventilators in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units provide continuous monitoring of respiratory variables as well as a graphical display of gas flow, tidal volume, and airway pressure. Routine analysis of these waveforms is an important aspect of the assessment of patient-ventilator interactions and should be used to optimize mechanical ventilatory support. The ventilator can be titrated using airway graphics and waveforms to improve patient-ventilator synchrony, reduce patient work of breathing, and calculate physiologic parameters related to respiratory mechanics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cheifetz, IM; Turner, DA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice

Start / End Page

  • 1143 - 1157

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783642012181

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-642-01219-8_44

Citation Source

  • Scopus