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Ventilator Modes

Introduction to ventilator modes for RT students

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This mode enables a patient to achieve large minute volumes, because every breath is mechanical, whether patient triggered or time triggered. Assist-Control SIMV PSV PCV
Used to augment spontanous tidal volumes in SIMV or CPAP. Pressure Support PEEP Flow-Volume Loop Peak Flow
May cause cardiovascular side effects such as hypotension in high amounts. Sensitivity
Increasing this can help recruit alveoli.
A time triggered breath is a _______ breath. Mechanical Spontaneous Volume-controlled Pressure-controlled
If a breath is _________, it's volume will vary based on compliance.
In most situations, which is an appropriate sensitivity? 2-3 6 10 0.2
The nbrc recommends increasing peep once fio2 is increased to ___% 50 60 75 80
Minute volume is... Pao2/fio2 Not measurable Vt/rr Vt x rr
Increasing peak flow will do all the following EXCEPT: Improve air hunger if present. Change I:E ratio Increase peak pressure Increase I time
Created by: bugzcar