Did you see the post in the CCU section? Great explanation by PapawJohn!! Also a link to everyones' favorite vent and ABG site. The one I went to when I needed a refresher on vents and the goog old oxyhgb dis curve!
Do you have a more specific question we can help you with?
There are many variables associated with vent settings. How long have they been vent assisted, what is their neuro status, their body size, age, underlying diagnosis....These settings are always determined by the MD and managed many times by the RT. Sorry not much help. Vent alarms are probably more important to know....
It's a site mainteded by a hospital for it's PICU staff and gives some general info about types of venting common ranges and has a chart for some common ranges based on age-stage- you can skip right to adult- all of the info is also relavent to adults. (like suzanne said, many variables so you will see settings "off the chart" for some "difficult to manage" patients)
I love the little chart that reminds you which setting will bring up O2 vs bring down CO2
Just keep in mind that since it is a department site is has some specifics on vent models- I just skipped through those parts.
Hope this helps!