Artificial ventilation assists or stimulates breathing for a patient who may not be able to breathe independent of a breathing aid. Artificial ventilation prevents injury to the patient by maintaining a stable airway and allowing the patient’s respiratory muscles to recover until they can breathe normally without assistance.
This Artificial Ventilation course will give learners an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of respiration as well as the process, indications and complications of artificial ventilation. This will enable staff to better manage artificially ventilated patients. It also covers the relevant procedures and policies to consider.
On completion of this Artificial Ventilation course, learners should know and understand the following:
- The respiratory tract
Know the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory organs
- Mechanics of breathing
Be able to describe the mechanics of breathing
Understand the indications of artificial ventilation
Demonstrate a knowledge of the complications of artificial ventilation
- Patient management
Know the theory of managing an artificially ventilated person
- Additional procedures
Understand additional procedures that require training e.g. cough assist, nebulisers, suction
- Policies and procedures
Understand your role in relation to local policies and procedures
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 hour
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
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