The goal of mechanical ventilation is to:

  • improve the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the patient’s blood and the air in the patient’s lungs.
  • support the patient’s work of breathing1 when his/her own physiology fails.

ResMed offers a broad range of mechanical ventilation options for invasive and non-invasive applications to suit different patients and care settings.


  1. International Consensus Conferences in Intensive Care Medicine: noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in acute Respiratory failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001 Organized jointly by the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and the Société de Réanimation de Langue Française, and approved by ATS Board of Directors, December 2000.