Care of the Ventilator Patient – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses mechanical ventilators, which are an integral part of an intensive care unit. There are a variety of patients that may benefit from mechanical ventilation such as those with hypoxemia (Pa02 <60mmHg) in spite of oxygen therapy, hypercapnic patients (PaC02>60mmHg) or those at risk of impending respiratory failure. Mechanical ventilation requires a dedicated nurse to care for the patient. This tutorial will provide an overview of how to care for a patient on a ventilator, including:

·         Indications to ventilate
·         Types of mechanical ventilator
·         Troubleshooting
·         Nursing considerations
·         Record keeping
·         Weaning from the ventilator
·         Common complications

Care of the Ventilator Patient
Care of the Ventilator Patient
Eleanor Haskey BSc(Hons) RVN VPAC VTS(ECC)



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