Goals of ventilator management

What are the goals of ventilator management? 

The goals are to reverse apnea, respiratory distress, severe hypoxemia, and hypercapnia.

These goals can be accomplished either invasively (i.e., tracheal intubation) or noninvasively (i.e., noninvasive positive pressure ventilation [NIVPPV] used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation with hypercapnia, pulmonary edema, myasthenia gravis crisis, and at home for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).


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