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Discuss the core concepts in pulmonary physiology relevant to mechanical ventilation.

Contrast volume control ventilation and pressure control ventilation.

Define essential terminology related to mechanical ventilation.

Describe the following modes of ventilation:

  • Assist control

  • CMV

  • SIMV

  • Pressure support

  • CPAP

  • APRV

  • Bi-vent

  • Pressure –regulated volume control

  • Describe the mechanism by which PEEP improves oxygenation.

    Outline a plan of care for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

    Discuss the use of noninvasive ventilation in the patient with acute respiratory failure.

    Outline the role of the nurse during spontaneous breathing/spontaneous awakening trials.

    Discuss nursing priorities related to case studies involving patient on mechanical ventilation.

  • ARDS

  • Acute severe asthma

  • COPD exacerbation


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