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A Recap of Ventilation v Oxygenation

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

Despite seeming similar, the terms ventilation and oxygenation relate to two separate (albeit interdependent) physiological processes. Understanding the difference between the two is critical in being able to effectively treat patients and make appropriate clinical decisions (Galvagno 2012).

When confronted with a patient who is having respiratory difficulties, it is important to know whether they need help ventilating (getting air in and out of their lungs), or if they need oxygendue to hypoxaemia (impaired gas exchange).

Early detection of respiratory decline reduces the incidence of medical emergencies, the need for mechanical ventilation and the need for ICU admission. Therefore, having adequate knowledge about respiratory anatomy and physiology means you will be able to respond to patients correctly and hopefully prevent deterioration (Vincent et al. 2018).

Delivery
Title
A Recap of Ventilation v Oxygenation
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Critical care ( ICU Cardiothoracic | High Dependency | Surgery ), Respiratory Medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
04-May-2020
End Date
04-May-2023
CPD Points
4 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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