Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nursing Stuff: Ventilators

Ventilator Questions

1. b. Remove the ventilator circuit and apply positive pressure ventilations with the ambu bag with 100% oxygen.  Answer A, lavaging is no longer recommended as it introduces bacteria into the airways. Answer C, increasing the versed will not improve his oxygenation.  Answer D.  This may be an appropriate intervention, but generally vent adjustment are made by the respiratory therapist.
2. a. Continuous mandatory ventilation.
3. c. 20 - 30 cm Hg
4. b. PEEP
5. d. Loss of the ET tube cuff pressure will cause a low pressure alarm.

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