141-HSG-05, Mechanical Ventilators
The course is designed to prepare the student to use mechanical ventilators safely and efficiently in a simulated clinical setting. It will enable the student to master the functional operation of mechanical ventilators as well as to develop knowledge in the function and use of alarms. Through the use of waveforms the student will be able to distinguish the various methods and modes of ventilation. The student will also learn the safe and appropriate use of breathing circuits and will develop skills necessary to troubleshoot as related to the ventilator circuitry and mechanics. An emphasis will be placed on assuring safe practice of mechanical ventilation through quality assurance and routine maintenance. Statement Of Competence: Prepare a mechanical ventilator for use on a client-patient.