Assist Control (A/C)

  • A/C is a volume-cycled mode of ventilation
  • Pt receives a preset # of breaths/min of a preset VT
  • Vent will sense pt effort to trigger breath, and will deliver the preset VT
  • Pt cannot vary the VT of the spontaneously initiated breath
  • Indicated when pt has normal respiratory drive, but too weak to perform the WOB (pt emerging from anesthesia)
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