The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

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March 2002 / Volume 47 / Number 3

29th RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference

Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Adults:
Implementation, Management, Weaning, & Follow-Up Part I

A Special Issue

Co-Chairs
Richard D Branson RRT FAARC
Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC

Editorials

The Respiratory Care Journal Conferences: 20 Years of Excellence and Innovation
by David J Pierson—Seattle, Washington

Conference Proceedings

Foreword: Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Adults: Implementation, Management, Weaning, & Follow-Up
by Richard D Branson—Cincinnati, Ohio and Charles G Durbin Jr—Charlottesville, Virginia
Indications for Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Adults with Acute Respiratory Failure
by David J Pierson—Seattle, Washington
Setting the Frequency-Tidal Volume Pattern
by Neil R MacIntyre—Durham, North Carolina
How to Set Positive End-Expiratory Pressure
by Pilar Saura and Lluis Blanch—Sabadell, Spain
The Role of Spontaneous Breathing During Mechanical Ventilation
by Ralf Kuhlen and Rolf Rossaint—Aachen, Germany
Lung Recruitment: The Role of Recruitment Maneuvers
by Dean R Hess and Luca M Bigatello—Boston, Massachusetts
Ventilatory Adjuncts
by Robert M Kacmarek—Boston, Massachusetts
Sedation and Paralysis During Mechanical Ventilation
by William E Hurford—Boston, Massachusetts
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