I've been browsing this forum for some time and I appreciate all of the information and links that everyone has posted. I just started as a new Grad (soon to be RN) on a ventilator unit. I am very impressed so far with the teamwork between the nursing staff and the RT staff. It is nice to know that the RTs 'have our backs' as far as the vents are concerned. If we need one of them STAT, it is amazing how fast they can get there!
I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can about trachs, vents, etc. This is a great forum!