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Respiratory mechanics in the mechanically ventilated patient


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


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:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Paediatrics
Research Field:Paediatrics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Neonatal and child health
UTAS 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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