Controlled Mechanical Ventilation: (CMV)

- Discussion: 
- Delivers preset tidal volume at preset rate. 
- No allowance is made for gas flow upon spontaneous effort by patient; 
- Usually reserved for intraoperative use with anesthesia 
- Requires heavy sedation or paralysis; 
- Assist controlled mechanical ventilation: (ACMV) 
- Ventilator delivers a preset tidal volume each time the patient makes an inspiratory effort; 
- Entire minute ventilation is ventilator generated

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, September 8, 2011 3:11 pm