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Respiratory mechanics in the mechanically ventilated patient

Citation

Clement, KC and Courtney, S and Dargaville, PA and Heulitt, M and Khemani, RG and Newth, CJL and Rimensberger, PC and Tingay, D, Respiratory mechanics in the mechanically ventilated patient, Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, P Rimensberger (ed), Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 293-371. ISBN 978-3-642-01218-1 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01219-8_11

Abstract

Infants and young children have a number of anatomical reasons and physiological reasons for making accurate measurement of respiratory mechanics in the intensive care unit. Despite advances in the measurement of respiratory mechanics in non-intubated infants, these advances have been slow to be adapted to intubated patients due to technical limitations. Thus, the major role of lung function testing in the ICU has been limited to the research arena. However, despite these limitations it is essential the person caring for the intubated pediatric patient have an in-depth understanding of the respiratory mechanics involved with the use of a positive pressure ventilator.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Research Field:Paediatrics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Child Health
Author:Dargaville, PA (Professor Peter Dargaville)
ID Code:106673
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-02-17
Last Modified:2016-03-01
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