Participants have stated that having actually experienced the modes of the ventilator and the components of weaning parameters, they are better able to understand and manage ventilated patients, as opposed to trying to memorize them as in the past. They also have a much greater appreciation for the discomfort experienced by the ventilated patient. (Most students cannot tolerate a PEEP of 10 centimeters of H2O for more than a few minutes). Many remarked that they are much more tolerant with their agitated, intubated patients because they can now understand their agitation. The session has proved to be an effective teaching tool. It is cost effective, does not take loug and is enthusiastically received by the participants who believe they have gained a better understanding of how to properly care for their anxious, intubated patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology