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Keywords

Vent, Ventilator, Surgery, Ventilator Management, Respiratory Failure, PEEP, SIMV, APRV, pneumonia, sepsis, assist control, ARDS, CPAP, ventilator induced lung injury, volutrauma, tidal volume, weaning, weaning from ventilator

Disciplines

Critical Care | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pulmonology | Surgery | Trauma

Abstract

Physicians have a lot to consider when they place a patient on the ventilator. This article reviews the literature and provides the physician with a clear guide to managing the ventilator in the ICU. This manuscript is meant to be a practical guide to managing the ventilator at the patient's bedside.

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