Mechanical Ventilation

In medicine, mechanical ventilation is a method to mechanically assist or replace spontaneous breathing. This may involve a machine called a ventilator or the breathing may be assisted by a physician, respiratory therapist or other suitable person compressing a bag or set of bellows. There are two main divisions of mechanical ventilation: invasive ventilation and non-invasive ventilation. There are two main modes of mechanical ventilation within the two divisions: positive pressure ventilation, where air (or another gas mix) is pushed into the trachea, and negative pressure ventilation, where air is essentially sucked into the lungs.

Read more about Mechanical Ventilation:  History, Complications, Application and Duration, Indications For Use, Associated Risk, Types of Ventilators, Breath Exhalation, Dead Space, Modes of Mechanical Ventilation, Choosing Amongst Ventilator Modes, Modification of Settings, Respiratory Monitoring, Artificial Airways As A Connection To The Ventilator

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