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Mechanical Ventilation

After intubating a patient, we are responsible for helping manage the vent along with the RTs and physicians. It is important to gain a basic understanding of the ventilator and how to troubleshoot a vent when things are going awry.

Basics of Mechanical Ventilation

FCCS Ch. 5

Marino 3rd ed: Ch’s 24-27; 4th ed: Ch 25,26, 29-30

MedCram: Mech Vent parts 1-5

MedCram: Vent Pearls #1

MedCram: Vent Pearls #2

Basics of Mechanical Ventilation - LSU School of Medicine PDF