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Mechanical Ventilation: A Review for Special Operations Medical Personnel

Summer 2022

Friedman J, Assar SM. 22(2). 97 - 102. (Journal Article)


Mechanical ventilation is machine-delivered flow of gases to both oxygenate and ventilate a patient who is unable to maintain physiological gas exchange, and positive-pressure ventilation (PPV) is the primary means of delivering invasive mechanical ventilation. The authors review invasive mechanical ventilation to give the Special Operations Force (SOF) medic a comprehensive conceptual understanding of a core application of critical care medicine.

Keywords: Mechanical Ventilation; invasive ventilation; ventilator; portable ventilator

PMID: 35639902

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