assist-control ventilation


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as·sist-con·trol ven·ti·la·tion

artificial positive-pressure ventilation by machine in which a full breath is produced automatically, following a patient's natural inspiratory effort. In the event that the patient does not initiate such an effort, the machine will provide a baseline, or "backup" respiratory rate.

as·sist-con·trol ven·ti·la·tion

(ă-sist' kŏn-trōl' ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
1. Continuous mandatory ventilation.
2. A mode of mechanical respiration in which all breaths are mandatory and are either patient or machine triggered, and machine cycled; a minimum breathing rate is set but the patient can trigger breaths at a faster pace.

assist-control ventilation

A type of mechanical ventilation with a minimum frequency of respirations determined by ventilator settings. It also permits the patient to initiate ventilation at the same tidal volume or pressure as set on the ventilator.
See also: ventilation

as·sist-con·trol ven·ti·la·tion

(ă-sist' kŏn-trōl' ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
Artificial positive-pressure ventilation by machine in which a full breath is produced automatically, following a patient's natural inspiratory effort.