This module describes the clinical aspects of putting a patient on mechanical ventilator the theoretical knowledge about setting up a ventilator as per patient need.
At the end of the course the learner would be able to:
• To understand the basic concept of mechanical ventilation
• To discuss the functioning of mechanical ventilator
Instructor: Ms. ShikhaGulia, Lecturer, MM College of Nursing, MMU, Ambala
Facility: Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), Mullana, Ambala
Mechanical ventilation is defined as the use of a mechanical device to assist the respiratory muscles in the work of breathing and to improve gas exchange.
• To aid as an external breathing device/support system in patients with respiratory compromised condition.
Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
In this part of the module we will be discussing definition, objectives and indications for mechanical ventilation.
Modes of Mechanical Ventilator
In this part of the module we will be discussing about set up, modes of mechanical ventilator and contraindications of mechanical ventilation.
Weaning from Mechanical Ventilator
In this part of the module we will be discussing about weaning off from mechanical ventilation and nursing role while a patient in on mechanical ventilator.