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Know the facts of mechanical ventilation

Lian, Jin Xiong RN, CCRN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000336356.61813.de
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Mechanical ventilation (MV) is one of the core components of supportive therapies for critically ill patients, but its application may lead to ventilator-induced lung injury. A sound knowledge of MV and a patient's condition enables clinicians to maximize the benefits of ventilatory support.

Jin Xiong Lian is a registered nurse at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.