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Understanding Mechanical Ventilators Robert L. Chatburn, RRT, FAARC, (University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University) presents a PowerPoint lecture with accompanying notes reviews the basics of mechanical ventilators and the theory behind their operation, including modes, breath types, an introduction to waveforms and the equation of motion, control (closed loop, open loop, and dual control), and sketches of new features such as automatic tube compensation, adaptive support, and proportional assist.
  Evolution of Pediatric Ventilators Robert L. Chatburn presents his lecture on the evolution of pediatric ventilators, understanding ventilator modes, and traditional and new ventilator control schemes (including proportional assist and adaptive support).
  Understanding the Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve An explanation of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve, accompanied by an interactive tool that calculates pressures and saturation, and shows in graphical form how the curve shifts based on changes in temperature, pH, and PCO2.
  What is a Ventilator? Ongoing series of articles about the basics of mechanical ventilation, presented by Amethyst Research, LLC, producers of VentWorld.
     
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