serw-MX  [xml]  

 DeCS Categories

E02 Therapeutics .
E02.041 Airway Management .
E02.041.625 Respiration, Artificial .
E02.041.625.950 Ventilator Weaning .
E02.365 Emergency Treatment .
E02.365.647 Resuscitation .
E02.365.647.729 Respiration, Artificial .
E02.880 Respiratory Therapy .
E02.880.820 Respiration, Artificial .
E02.880.820.950 Ventilator Weaning .
E07 Equipment and Supplies .
E07.950 Ventilators, Mechanical .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Ventilators, Mechanical .
Pulmonary Ventilator .
Pulmonary Ventilators .
Ventilator, Pulmonary .
Ventilators .
Mechanical Ventilator .
Mechanical Ventilators .
Respirator .
Ventilator .
Ventilator, Mechanical .
Respirators .
Ventilators, Pulmonary .
Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation. .
Respiration, Artificial .
Mechanical Ventilation .
Artificial Respiration .
Artificial Respirations .
Mechanical Ventilations .
Respirations, Artificial .
Ventilations, Mechanical .
Ventilation, Mechanical .
Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2). .
Ventilator Weaning .
Ventilator Weaning, Mechanical .
Weaning, Mechanical Ventilator .
Weaning, Respirator .
Weaning, Ventilator .
Mechanical Ventilator Weaning .
Respirator Weaning .
Techniques for effecting the transition of the respiratory-failure patient from mechanical ventilation to spontaneous ventilation, while meeting the criteria that tidal volume be above a given threshold (greater than 5 ml/kg), respiratory frequency be below a given count (less than 30 breaths/min), and oxygen partial pressure be above a given threshold (PaO2 greater than 50mm Hg). Weaning studies focus on finding methods to monitor and predict the outcome of mechanical ventilator weaning as well as finding ventilatory support techniques which will facilitate successful weaning. Present methods include intermittent mandatory ventilation, intermittent positive pressure ventilation, and mandatory minute volume ventilation. .