Progressive thinking and Kimber1108, congratulations! I was told the start date is August 21st and that will be in Fort Worth for the first 2 weeks. That's 3 of us confirmed for Colton.
Mi_top_rn, yes you need to know what the peep does, fio2, rate, and volume. Those at least. Good to know the different types too like AC, SIMV, etc and what they are used for. My work has the RTs do everything too, except in my rooms. I adjust my own vents as needed, order my own ABGs if I think I need an update and adjust to the results, then let the intensivist and RT know what I did. I've never had either tell me not to do it or I did something wrong. Every nurse I work with though calls me crazy for doing it, but it has made me much more proficient with the vents. Ask your RT to teach you if you need it. That's how I started with them.