Ventilators

  1. Are there any good tutorials/books out there that anyone can recommend in regards to knowing the basics of ventilators for interviews etc.

    thanks
    chris
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   UCDSICURN
    What kind of interview? Going into an ICU? They'll teach you what you need to know. Interviewing for an anesthesia program? You should already have a firm grasp on "the basics".
  4. by   newkarian
    Heres a list of some websites as well as a pulmonary phys book that I used for study. This by no means covers everything but I think that I should just about cover everything that you will need to know for interviews. Good luck and let me know if theres any more questions I can answer about the interview process.

    Sect. 4, Ch. 1: Lung Volumes and Capacities

    Title

    eMedicine - Ventilator Management : Article by Allon Amitai, MD

    Newer Modes Of Ventilation

    Amazon.com: Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials (Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials (West)): Books: John B West
  5. by   krzysiu
    Quote from UCDSICURN
    What kind of interview? Going into an ICU? They'll teach you what you need to know. Interviewing for an anesthesia program? You should already have a firm grasp on "the basics".

    Interview for CRNA program....
  6. by   lifeLONGstudent
    great links - thanks!
  7. by   TopherSRN
    Quote from krzysiu
    Interview for CRNA program....
    you should know vent management in and out before you are sitting for a CRNA interview. That is, unless you worked in an icu that never handled vents....
  8. by   betsylew
    At my hospital, the RTs handle the vents. I know the basics of modes and such, but there is definitely more that I can learn. So I brushed up by asking RTs and MDs specific questions about things that I didn't understand. I also came up with case scenarios and asked what they would do in those circumstances. In my interview, I told the panel that I work with vented patients on a regular basis, but I was not asked any questions on vent management.

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