Need help with Vents

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I'm reallllly confused with vents. Can anyone help me? Or is there any informatory websites that breaks it down in a simple and easy to understand way? I'm confused about the types:

Negative Pressure Ventilation

Positive Pressure Ventilation

Volume-targeted Ventilation

Pressure-targeted Ventilation

High-frequency Ventilation

and the modes:

Controlled mechanical ventilation

Intermittend mandatory ventilation

Synchronized IMV

Pressure Support

Inverse Ratio ventilation

PEEP

Cpap

Im so frustrated and confused! Ive been in the ICU for 5 weeks and I've never had a patient on a ventilator. But then I have a quiz on this on Thursday so I've got to get this all figured out very sooon. I asked my instructor if I could have a ventilator patient tomorrow at clinical so hopefully that helps!

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

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hello, luv2shopp85. check out this thread in the ccu forum. you will find links to vent settings and their use in the ccu:

helpful information for the unit

cardiacRN2006

cardiacRN2006, ADN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac. 4,105 Posts

I'm reallllly confused with vents. Can anyone help me? Or is there any informatory websites that breaks it down in a simple and easy to understand way? I'm confused about the types:

Negative Pressure Ventilation

Positive Pressure Ventilation

Volume-targeted Ventilation

Pressure-targeted Ventilation

High-frequency Ventilation

and the modes:

Controlled mechanical ventilation

Intermittend mandatory ventilation

Synchronized IMV

Pressure Support

Inverse Ratio ventilation

PEEP

Cpap

Im so frustrated and confused! Ive been in the ICU for 5 weeks and I've never had a patient on a ventilator. But then I have a quiz on this on Thursday so I've got to get this all figured out very sooon. I asked my instructor if I could have a ventilator patient tomorrow at clinical so hopefully that helps!

I can't believe you've been in the ICU for 5 weeks and not had someone on the vent. I have a hard time finding pts not on vents! My best advice would be to hit up your RT, and ask them to explain it all to them. When I was going through ICU theory in NS, I just asked my fav RT, and he made it all so simple.

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