"improving intensive care in Scotland"

Mechanical ventilation


There are 10 pages on this module which take 15 min to read. The associated questions at the end should take 5 min and should be attempted only after the module is completed.

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Educational Objectives

By the end of this module you should be able to

1. Safely set up a ventilator for a new admission to ICU

2. Understand the basic differences between modes of ventilation

3. Identify potential side effects of ventilation

4. Know how to respond to hypoxaemia or hypercarbia in ICU

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