After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Provide initial ventilator settings for patients with acute respiratory failure.
  • Make adjustments to ventilator settings based on the results of an arterial blood gas (ABG).
  • Select the appropriate level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) for patients with restrictive lung disease.
  • Recognize and treat air trapping (dynamic hyperinflation) in patients with obstructive airway disease.
  • Troubleshoot excessively high airway pressures.
  • Manage the patient on mechanical ventilation who abruptly deteriorates.
  • Assess a patient’s readiness for extubation.
Chapter 2

Mechanical ventilation of patients with obstructive airway disease

This chapter will cover how to adjust the ventilator in patients with common issues of obstructive airway disease. Learn the tricks that will make all the difference!
6 Lessons (20m 25s)
Chapter 5

Managing patients with special considerations

Sometimes you'll be dealing with patients with special circumstances. These lessons will show you how to assess an intubated patient who may have upper airway swelling and/or neuromuscular disease.
4 Lessons (3m 43s)