What are the clinical criteria for mechanical ventilation?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Allon Amitai, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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See the list below:

  • Apnea or hypopnea

  • Respiratory distress with altered mentation

  • Clinically apparent increasing work of breathing unrelieved by other interventions

  • Obtundation and need for airway protection

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