Mechanical ventilators are complex pieces of equipment that respiratory therapists study for years to master. As a nursing student, or new nurse, it’s easy to feel intimidated by the many components, alarms, dials and displays. In this podcast episode, Nurse Mo talks you through the basics of ventilators for nursing students, giving you the foundation knowledge you need to thrive in the critical care environment. You’ll learn:

  • Key concepts related to mechanical ventilation
  • Ventilator anatomy
  • Ventilator settings (FiO2, PEEP and rate)
  • Mechanical ventilator modes
  • Two ventilator alarms you MUST always be aware of

Show notes and references can be found here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/ventilator-basics-for-nursing-students/