What is patient-initiated (assisted) ventilation for respiratory failure?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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In patient-initiated (assisted) ventilation, the ventilator must sense the patient’s inspiratory effort in order to deliver assistance. Ventilator triggering may be based on a change in either pressure or flow.

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