Update on Caring for the Ventilated Patient
The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge base of the professional nurse caring for the patient requiring mechanical ventilation. This course describes the mechanics of normal ventilation and how it differs from mechanical ventilation. Included in this course is the presentation of potential complications related to mechanical ventilation and measures to take to decrease the incident of potential complications.

Course Publication Date: September 10, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:VP061521
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Describe how positive-pressure ventilation differs from normal respiration.

  • Identify 2 consequences of barotraumas.

  • List 3 general causes of ventilator-associated pneumonia and how it can be prevented.

  • Discuss at least 2 non-pulmonary complications of mechanical ventilation.


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