SIMV

Synchronized Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation

An “SIMV of 12” means that the patient is getting 12 guaranteed (mandatory) breaths per minute from the ventilator. In the SIMV mode, the patient is allowed to take additional breaths in between the mechanical breaths. The patient’s own breaths are called “spontaneous breaths”.

Mar 24, 2009
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