Ventilation Settings - Help?


Ok, I can't find my book at the moment, and all info I google is like greek information to me. Question is:

What are the SIMV mode and Control mode on a ventilator, and also why would you use PEEP on an ARDS patient with a ventilator?


Specializes in OR. Has 14 years experience.

blah. turns out at least 10 questions over the 50 questions on the test (30 on lower resp and 10 on cancer) were over mechanical ventilation, and we didnt get a lecture. prof was in late pregnancy and had high bp and htn, so she was on bedrest. had to teach ourselves mechanical ventilation =(

that post helped though! i got most of them right, so a big thanks!

Daytonite, BSN, RN

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Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

That's why they are there. Spread the word so others get the benefit of them as well. :redbeathe

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