These 2 documents are tools I created for training new Home Health nurses to vents.
Last edit by kids on Dec 22, '04
Other vent related websites that may be helpful:
Mechanical Ventilation: A Review and Update for Clinicians:
An expanded explaination of the different modes, their uses, advantages and disadvantages. http://home.columbus.rr.com/allen/ve...or_weaning.htm
A glossary of "terms commonly associated with ventilators, the community, and respiratory physiology." http://www.ventworld.com/resources/g....asp?GlossID=1
"What is a Ventilator? Part I. The Basic Components and Definitions" http://www.ventworld.com/education/wiav-part1.asp
Last edit by kids on Feb 7, '06
Probably the BEST source of Pediatric trach info available on the web:
Aaron's Tracheostomy Page
An excellent journal article that requires (free) registration with Medscape to view.
Effective Strategies to Prepare Infants and Families for Home Tracheostomy Care
Several Tracheostomy related brochures, booklets, critical pathways and practice guidelines.
Last edit by kids on Feb 9, '06