synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation


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syn·chro·nized in·ter·mit·tent man·da·to·ry ven·ti·la·tion (SIMV),

intermittent mandatory ventilation spontaneously initiated by the patient to increase tidal volume to a preset volume, and subsequently synchronized with the patient's respiratory cycle; if the patient makes no respiratory effort, the machine automatically delivers a preset number of breaths by itself.

synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV)

[sing′krənīzd]
periodic assisted mechanical ventilation synchronized with the patient's breathing. Spontaneous breathing by the patient occurs between the assisted mechanical breaths, which occur at preset intervals. The ventilator will provide a mechanical breath if the patient fails to do so within the set interval.

syn·chro·nized in·ter·mit·tent man·da·to·ry ven·ti·la·tion

(SIMV) (sing'krŏ-nīzd in'tĕr-mit'ĕnt mand'ă-tōr-ē ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
Intermittent mandatory ventilation in which mandatory breaths can be triggered by the patient's inspiratory effort.
See also: intermittent mandatory ventilation

synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation

Abbreviation: SIMV
Periodic assisted ventilation with positive pressure initiated by the patient and coordinated with spontaneous patient breaths.
See: intermittent mandatory ventilation
See also: ventilation
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