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Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation

Our Mech. Vent certification may be taken individually or with the 5-Finger Discount

Topics Covered

Anatomy & Physiology of the Lungs

Review of cardiopulmonary ventilation, in particular we will discuss oxygen radicals and oxy-hemoglobin dissociation.

Ventilator Settings & Modes

RR, VT, PEEP and FIO2 settings in relation to a ventilator. In addition, topics covered include AC, SIMV and pressure support ventilator modes.

Scope of Practice and Nursing

Understand your role with mechanical ventilation. Learn how you can assist the interdisciplinary team safely and without crossing boundaries.

Ventilator Complications

Learn how to prevent or respond to ventilator associated pneumonia, Auto-PEEP, Barotrauma, breath staking and more.

Mechanical Ventilation Course Info

$ 120
  • Duration: 4 Hours (Depends on Class Size)
  • Textbook Included
  • Awarded 6 CEHs
  • Free Refresher Course

Webinar Schedule

Management of the Mechanical Ventilator is the responsibility of the Respiratory Therapist; although, nurses must be aware of the settings and alarms to effectively care for patients who require an advanced airway. Accordingly, fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation will enhance a nurses understanding of current modes and settings of ventilation.

In summary, students will learn how to apply critical thinking when modifications to PEEP, FIO2, Rate and Tidal Volume occur. Additionally, modes of ventilation, such as AC, SIMV and Pressure Support, along with the Trigger, Control, and Cycle will be discussed. Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation also includes knowledge of exercise-appropriate assessments, and safe weaning techniques. Last but not least, students will learn the adverse events of mechanical ventilation, such as hyperoxia, barotrauma, VAP, decreased cardiac output, absorptive atelectasis, and more.

Because RN’s are the first to encounter a ventilator related problem, it is essential for nurses to thoroughly understand the basics of Mechanical Ventilation. However, all the intricacies of the mechanical ventilator can often be overwhelming for nurses and new grads. In addition, acute as well as critical care nurses often encounter numerous issues related to ventilator management. Overall, the purpose of the Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation course is to provide understanding and confidence to nurses who work with mechanical ventilators.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding the Mechanical Ventilation certification.

Orange County Office: 714-979-4022

San Diego Office: 858-748-3300

Email: info@nursesed.net

The 5-Finger Discount can only be applied by phone. Students may choose either PALS or ACLS, not both. Furthermore, clients cannot modify the five finger discount with any of the maternal courses.