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The ins and outs of ventilation
  1. Alex Dugdale

    Alex Dugdale graduated from Cambridge in 1990. She spent six years in mixed practice in Lancashire before undertaking a threeyear residency in anaesthesia and critical care at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. She is currently head of the Division of Veterinary Anaesthesia at Liverpool veterinary school. She holds the RCVS and European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia diplomas in veterinary anaesthesia.

2. Mechanical ventilators


THIS article discusses some of the commonly available machines that can be used for ventilatory support of anaesthetised patients. An article in the last issue of In Practice (April 2007, volume 29, pp 186-193) reviewed physiological aspects of mechanical ventilation. An appreciation of these factors is important for understanding the features and limitations of the ventilator in use.

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