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Types of Ventilator

ACV vs
ACV vs

Note that mechanical ventilation does not eliminate the work of breathing, because the diaphragm may still be very active. Synchronized Intermittent-Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV) Guarantees a certain number of breaths, but unlike ACV, patient breaths are partially their own, reducing the risk of hyperinflation or alkalosis.

Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV)
Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV)

Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) is inverse ratio, pressure controlled, intermittent mandatory ventilation with unrestricted spontaneous breathing based on the Open Lung Approach To Ventilation first described by Stock et al 1987 ...

Assist-Control Ventilation (ACV)
Assist-Control Ventilation (ACV)

P-ACV (Pressure Assist Control Ventilation) P-ACV (Pressure Assist Control Ventilation) . . . (to read the remainder of this article, please log in below.)

Pressure Controlled Inverse Ratio Ventilation (PCIRV)
Pressure Controlled Inverse Ratio Ventilation (PCIRV)

Pressure Controlled Inverse Ratio Ventilation (PCIRV) Pressure controlled ventilatory mode in which the majority of time is spent at the higher (inspiratory) pressure.

Pressure Regulated Volume Control (PRVC)
Pressure Regulated Volume Control (PRVC)

Introduction to pressure regulated volume control mode for junior ICU trainees and ... ventilator initiated (control breath) ... Click here to download PRVC tutorial

Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV)
Pressure Support Ventilation (PSV)

Pressure support ventilation (PSV) is a form of mechanical ventilation for patients that works with them when they try to breathe, instead of totally controlling the airway. Pressure support ventilation works with patients when they try to breathe, instead of totally controlling the airway.

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Pressure-Controlled Ventilation (PCV)
Pressure-Controlled Ventilation (PCV)

PRESSURE CONTROL VENTILATION–VOLUME GUARANTEED (PCV-VG ) is a controlled ventilation mode combining the advantages of Volume Control Ventilation (VCV) and Pressure Control Ventilation (PCV) for patients requiring controlled mechanical ventilation.

Synchronized Intermittent-Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV)
Synchronized Intermittent-Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV)

synchronized intermittent mechanical ventilation; simv Synchronized Intermittend Mandatoryl Ventilation (SIMV) describes a method of providing mechanical breaths to a patient. An "SIMV of 12" means that the patient is getting 12 guaranteed (mandatory) breaths per minute from the ventilator.

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