I recently oriented on a case for an adult who is on a vent. I was told that he periodically gets anxious and asks the nurse to manually bag him for long periods of time. The nurse orienting me said all the nurses on the case will bag him for short periods of time until he calms down. I asked the nurse to demonstrate this for me, and she showed me how she bags the patient. The patient was happy to let the nurse show me, and she bagged him while he sat at a table working on a puzzle.I've only manually bagged trach patients prior to suctioning, and they were lying down. This is my first vent case and as I was trying to take over bagging for a few minutes to get the feel, and it was a bit awkward bagging someone sitting in a chair. I was also not hearing an "expiration" from the bag when I was bagging, but the orienting nurse said I should hear this sound if I am bagging correctly. No matter how I held the bag or squeezed the bag, I didn't hear any type of expiration back through the bag.My question is, is it common for Vented patients to come off the vent and be manually bagged as a way to calm anxiety? They do give him PRN meds for his anxiety, but I was not expecting to be bagging a vented patient PRN. I certainly expected to bag in an emergent situation.Am I totally green in this area, or should I run this by an RT? Thanks for any help you can offer.