Ventilation Management: Beyond the Basics

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Ever wonder what is next beyond ventilator basics? This class will refresh your knowledge of basic ventilator management, then move on to more advanced concepts. You will learn about: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation modes with common clinical indications for using these modes; Indications and benefits of invasive modes of ventilation, including pressure control, volume control, and spontaneous ventilation modes. ABG interpretation as well as waveform capnography will be examined and demystified. The class concludes with hands-on time with lungs to see the changes of PEEP, aggressive bagging, and other ventilatory maneuvers.

Who Should Attend?  Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, students and other health sciences professionals desiring to understand the mechanics of ventilation management.

Program Outline

  • Anatomy, Physiology & Nursing Assessment of the Pulmonary System
  • Noninvasive Ventilation Modes (BiPAP & CPAP)
  • Clinical Scenarios of Invasive Ventilation Modes
  • ABG Interpretation, Waveform Capnography
  • Clinical Scenarios, Case Studies and Hands-on Instruction

Contact Hours:  4.0

Speaker:  Karen Charlton, BSN, RN

Program Testimonials

“I very much enjoyed the presentation. Karen explained all the concepts thoroughly and invited questions. I LOVED the pig lung demonstration – my understanding of the anatomy and physiology of respiration is exponentially greater after this seminar.”

“I have a better understanding of the PEEP setting. I am able to guide RN’s on the unit to have an understanding of vent patients and the transition coming off and going back on the vent.”

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Additional Information

Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks.  Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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