What is the role of inspiratory flow in volume-targeted 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 volume-targeted ventilation, inspiratory flow is a variable that is set by the physician or respiratory therapist. The inspiratory flow rate is selected on the basis of a number of factors, including the patient’s inspiratory drive and the underlying disease.


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