VENTILATOR BASICS: The Short Form

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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 to be taken when each of the major ventilator alarm sounds

Discuss recently published evidence-based guidelines on the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia