I am not a PICU nurse. I avoid anything and everything having to do with vents. Hate them. However, my 7 month old son is on a vent in the PICU following a major operation. We are now on day 3 on the vent. He has severe reflux and usually vomits throughout the day, even on continuous g-tube feeds. My question is, if they are restarting his feeds slowly and he vomits while on the vent, will he aspirate? He is on a cuffed, 3.5 ET tube on SIMV mode.