Treating mechanically ventilated patients can be intimidating and stressful. This course is designed to provide SLPs with the building blocks they need to better understand mechanical ventilation, have more informed discussions with other team members, and provide optimal care to these medically complex patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the following: tidal volume, peak inspiratory pressure, mandatory respiratory rate, spontaneous respiratory rate, FiO2, pressure support, PEEP.
- After this course, participants will be able to name 3 possible methods by which ventilator dependent individuals can verbally communicate.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to use manometry and/or the minimal leak technique for cuff inflation.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss two benefits of/applications for above-the-cuff suction with ventilator dependent patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to state 1 pro and 1 con of vent dependent individuals eating with the cuff deflated.
|0-5 Minutes||Intro, overview and disclosures|
|5-20 Minutes||Mechanical ventilation: goals, glossary of terms, modes and settings|
|20-25 Minutes||Patient management: secretion management and cuff pressures|
|25-40 Minutes||Verbal communication options|
|40-50 Minutes||Evaluation and special considerations|
|50-55 Minutes||Treatment techniques|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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