Respiratory Simulation Specialists



References & Resources for Understanding Modes of Mechanical Ventilation: A New Taxonomy

Rob Chatburn & Amanda Dexter’s  “Understanding Modes of Mechanical Ventilation: A New Taxonomy” is a tool to develop the ability to identify, classify, compare, and effectively use all modes of ventilation.

The concepts covered in this RespiSim module have been adopted by leading general respiratory care textbooks and has passed peer reviews in medical journals. Click here to learn more about Understanding Modes of Mechanical Ventilation: A New Taxonomy.

Major textbooks:

Chatburn RL, Carlo WA. A taxonomy for mechanical ventilation. In: Berhardt LV, editor, Advances in biology and medicine, volume 78. Nova Scientific Publishers, Inc. 2014, ISBN: 978-1-63117-664-7 (eBook).

Chatburn RL, Volsko TA. Mechanical ventilators: Classification and principles of operation. In: Hess DR, MacIntyre NR, Galvin WF, Mishoe SC. Respiratory Care: Principles and practice. 3rd edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co, 2016.

Volsko TA, Chatburn RL, El-Khatib M. Respiratory Care Equipment. Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016.

Chatburn RL, Volsko TA. Mechanical ventilators. In: Kacmarek RM, Stoller JK and Heuer AH. Egan’s Fundamentals of Respiratory Care, 11th edition. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier, in press.

Other publications:

Chatburn RL. Classification of mechanical ventilators and modes of ventilation. In: Tobin MJ, ed. Principles and practice of mechanical ventilation, 3rd edition. New York:  McGraw-Hill, 2013:45-64. (This advanced text is not typically used in schools of respiratory therapy.)

Peer reviewed articles:

Chatburn RL, Volsko TA, Hazy J, Harris LN, Sanders S. Determining the basis for a taxonomy of mechanical ventilation. Respir Care. 2012;57(4):514-524.

Chatburn RL, Khatib ME, Mireles-Cabodevila E. A Taxonomy for Mechanical Ventilation: 10 Fundamental Maxims. Respir Care 2014;59(11):1747–1763.

Mireles-Cabodevila E, Hatipoglu U, Chatburn RL. A rational framework for selecting modes of ventilation. Respir Care. 2013;58(2):348-66.

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