VENTILATOR BASICS

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    OBJECTIVES

Explain the concept of ventilation/perfusion mismatch.

Define intrapulmonary shunt.

Describe the mechanism by which PEEP improves oxygenation.

Contrast volume control ventilation and pressure control ventilation.

Define the major modes of ventilation.

Perform a nursing ventilator check and document it on the patient flowsheet.

Describe appropriate nursing actions when each of the major ventilator alarms sounds.