Patient – Ventilator Asynchrony:
Causes, Solutions and New Modes of
Bob Kacmarek PhD, RRT
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School,

From the CSRT Website a nice overview of the various modes of ventilation.

Pressure targeted ventilation better able to match patient demand than volume … of PeakInspiratory Flow, Usually 25%. Some low flow 5 LPM or. 5% of Peak Flow … Proportional Assist Ventilation. PAV based on the equation of motion

1) KacmarekPAV-NAVA

Wayne Lawson, MS, RRT

Department of Respiratory Care

The University of Texas Health Science Center

at San Antonio

2) New Modes of Mechanical Ventilation handout


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