Blood Gas Management & Mechanical Ventilation
Duration: 4 hours
Continuing Education: 6 CE
Assessment: Written Test
NEO Orange County
NEO San Diego
Upon completion of Blood Gas Interpretation and Mechanical Ventilation Management the learner will be able to:
- Define the component of blood gases, the pH, CO2, HCO3 and base
- Describe the significance of ↑CO2
- Describe the significance of ↓CO2
- Describe the significance of abnormal HCO3
- Determine if the blood gas is compensated or decompensated
- Determine if an abnormal blood gas is metabolic or respiratory
- Define base deficit, PaO2, SaO2, oxygen affinity, hemoglobin dissociated
curve with a shift to the left or a shift to the right, oxygen tension, and
the Krebs cycle.
- Discuss the consequences of anaerobic metabolism
- Discuss the conditions that lend to metabolic acidosis
- Causes and treatments of metabolic acidosis
- Causes and treatments of respiratory acidosis
- Describe the difference between negative pressure ventilators versus
positive pressure ventilators.
- Describe the physiology of ventilation
- Describe the difference between hypoxemic respiratory failure and
hypercapneic respiratory failure.
- Discuss the risk of ventilator support
- Name the types of ventilator supports[jcol/]
- Define SIMV, IMV, PEEP, CPAP, BiPAP ventilators
- Describe the formation and hazards of oxygen radicals.
- Define Tidal volume, minute volume, respiratory rate, peak inspiratory
pressure, mean arterial pressure, I:E ratio, and flow rate.
- Determine 6 blood gasses and adjust the mechanical ventilator
- Discuss the management of ↑CO2
- Discuss the management of PaO2
- Discuss the preparation for weaning the patient off the ventilator
- Discuss the parameters for weaning from the mechanical ventilator
- Discuss the assessments during weaning
- Discuss the common causes of high pressure alarms versus low pressure
- Discuss assessment of the patient with ventilator problems.
- Discuss how vigilance wards off complications
- Discuss the interventions for the patient that deteriorates while bein ventilated mechanically.
- Describe the high oscillatory ventilation for the sick infant (HFOV)
- Describe indications for CPAP.
AND MUCH MORE!