Ventilator Management Essential Skills for Non-ICU Nurses
We offer a free complete 65-minute webinar, as well as five Quick Videos of key highlights. You can register for the complete webinar here; you can watch the Quick Videos below. In these videos, you will learn how to assess a patient on a ventilator, the meaning of basic ventilator settings and abbreviations, what various ventilator alarms mean, and how to assist with intubation.
Ventilator Management: Essential Skills for Non-ICU Nurses
Click on the image below to go to the webinar registration site and scan down the Series list on the left of the page to find and click on the Ventilator webinar title to see a full description of the webinar. Select as many other webinars in the COVID-19 series as you wish and register for all at once.
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Nursing Assessment of a patient on a ventilator
This 11-minute video examines how to assess a patient on a ventilator and important differences compared to routine patient assessments.
Nursing Care of a patient on a ventilator
This 17-minute video presents nursing care of patients on ventilators including equipment you will need at the bedside, and pain management and sedation.
Ventilator alarms and nursing interventions for respiratory complications
This 14-minute quick video examines ventilator alarms: Types of alarms, the how to’s of ventilator alarm assessment and troubleshooting measures and interventions for apnea, high pressure (including how to suction a patient with an ETT), high minute ventilation, and low pressure/low minute ventilation.
Basic ventilator settings and abbreviations
This 11-minute quick video examines basic ventilator settings and abbreviations such as rate, tidal volume, PEEP, and the modes of ventilation commonly encountered for patients with respiratory failure and ARDS.
How to assist during intubation
This 8-minute quick video examines how to assist during intubation.
Julie Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
Julie Miller is a Clinical Practice Specialist with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She currently serves as the Clinical Lead and one of the content experts for AACN’s Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) eLearning program. She has an extensive background in adult critical care and maintains her CCRN-K certification. For 18 years of her 36-year nursing career she served as a critical care nursing professional development specialist ensuring a comprehensive orientation for novice acute, progressive, and critical care nurses. Julie’s passion is to ensure nurses have the evidence and education to provide the very best care for their patients.
Kendra McMillian, MPH, RN
Kendra McMillian is a Senior Policy Advisor at the American Nurses Association in the Department of Nursing Practice and Work Environment. She is a licensed Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in Public Health. In her current role she is working to address safe staffing, emerging roles and trends in nursing practice, monitoring of infectious disease, and disaster preparedness. She is passionate about the profession of nursing and nursing’s impact on the delivery of quality healthcare and overall improvement of the population’s health.
Made possible by the generosity of the American Nurses Foundation.