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Ventilator Management in the Community

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

In addition to being used in clinical environments, ventilators can also support patients in home and care settings.

What is Ventilatory Support?

Ventilatory support is a life-saving intervention taken when a patient is unable to facilitate their own breathing due to low oxygen levels, severe shortness of breath or other causes of respiratory distress (ATS 2020).

Ventilation takes over the work of breathing by delivering oxygen into the lungs, reducing the level of effort required by the patient (ATS 2020).

A patient can receive ventilatory support in a number of ways:

  • Mechanical ventilation is invasive and involves the insertion of an endotracheal tube through the patient’s mouth or nose into the trachea. This tube is connected to a mechanical ventilator, a machine that moves air in and out of the patient’s lungs.
  • Non-invasive ventilation is the provision of ventilatory support through an external interface (mask or helmet). Intubation is not required.
  • Patients with a tracheostomy may receive ventilatory support through mechanical ventilation.
Delivery
Title
Ventilator Management in the Community
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Respiratory Medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
6 minutes
Start Date
22-Jun-2020
End Date
22-Jun-2023
CPD Points
6 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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