Ventilators. Kindred Hospital Louisville Education Module. Learning Objectives. Identify the mechanics of breathing Identify indicators for mechanical ventilation Identify two types of ventilators Identify the Modes of Ventilation Discuss the Adjuncts to Mechanical Ventilation
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Uses the technique of applying positive pressure (relative to atmospheric pressure) to the airway opening
NEGATIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION
Uses the technique of applying negative pressure (relative to atmospheric pressure) to the external body surfaceTwo Approaches to Mechanical Ventilation
As a nurse, it is essential you have a working knowledge of ABG’s. That responsibility cannot be “delegated” to R.T.
One or more of these processes may be present in a patient with an abnormal acid-base status.
For every year past age 60, the normal value for pO2 drops by 1 mmHg.
Oxygen the person is receiving.
Chronic lung conditions
Recent ventilator changes.
Recent changes in patient status (i.e. codes, decannulation, etc. )Other Considerations
Which lab test should you check to find out what his true ventilatory status is?Problem #2