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Respir Care. 2015 Dec;60(12):1834-40. doi: 10.4187/respcare.04183. Epub 2015 Oct 20.

Optimizing Mask Ventilation: Literature Review and Development of a Conceptual Framework.

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1
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine.
2
Westchester Anesthesiologists, White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York.
3
Department of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
4
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. yandong.jiang@vanderbilt.edu.

Abstract

Mask ventilation is lifesaving, especially in cases of difficult intubation. Many publications have offered distinct techniques for optimizing mask ventilation. This article reviews currently available difficult mask ventilation literature and theory. We divide difficult mask ventilation into 3 broad categories based on etiology: inadequate mask seal, increased airway resistance, and decreased respiratory compliance. Published strategies for overcoming difficulty are presented and organized by etiology.

KEYWORDS:

anesthesiology; critical care; positive-pressure respiration; pulmonary ventilation; respiration; respiratory therapy

PMID:
26487749
DOI:
10.4187/respcare.04183
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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