I have been working with 'portable'vents for 10 years...just about every brand that was or is.
On Monday I have to teach 5 Nurses about vents, 3 of who have never worked around one. I have to instruct on the basics... like modes, volume -vs- pressure ventilation, what MAP & I:E ratio are (and what they mean), PIP, PEEP etc...etc...etc...you get the picture.
Heres my problem...
I have been doing this stuff for so long that I just know
it, I don't have any idea where to begin on it. I don't even have an (old) outline as a starting point. I don't know how to communicate what I know onto paper.
Any suggestions? Has anyone across (something maybe like) a patient teaching tool?
PLEASE HELP ME