Resident lecture – historical developement of PCV vs AC vs SIMV

2015 nov 12 - modes vs types of ventilation - ac vs simv vs pcv

During report, people continue to report that their patient is on AC or SIMV or PCV.

When people mention AC, they mean AC-VCV.

When people mention SIMV, they mean SIMV-VCV.

When people mention PCV, they mean AC-PCV.

This likely relates to the historical development of modes.  When there was originally PCV (aka AC-PCV) and then AC (aka AC-VCV) and then SIMV (aka SIMV-VCV).

However, with the advent of microprocessors, we have a myriad of ventilatory mode-types.

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