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MECHANICAL VENTILATION OVERVIEW

This module provides the theory of mechanical ventilation, describing how mechanical ventilators work and how to manage mechanically ventilated patients. In order to become proficient at caring for the mechanically-ventilated patient, you would have to engage in supervised clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Examine the subjective and objective data that indicate the need for mechanical ventilation
  • Define the types of mechanical ventilators used for adult ventilation (volume vs. pressure cycled)
  • Identify modes of mechanical ventilation
  • Identify complications of mechanical ventilation
  • Identify strategies for the management of the patient requiring mechanical ventilation
  • Identify monitoring data in the care of a ventilated patient
  • Examine nursing care of patient and family associated with mechanical ventilation
  • Describe the concept of weaning a patient from mechanical ventilation
  • Describe the types of weaning procedures
  • Describe the data monitored while weaning a patient from mechanical ventilation
  • Analyze a case study of a mechanically ventilated patient

References

  Click here to view the references used in the pulmonary health challenges modules.
 
 
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