Ventilator Management Essential Skills for Non-ICU Nurses
Part of the ANA COVID-19 Webinar Series
You may soon be faced with one of the most challenging aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: The need for nurses with little or no critical care experience being called on to be part of a team caring for severely ill COVID-19 patients, many of whom must be on a ventilator to survive.
A FREE, On-Demand Series for ALL Nurses
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Taught by a highly experienced critical care nurse specialist and educator, this program focuses on key skills needed when caring for a COVID-19 patient on a ventilator. Content is presented in an easy-to-understand – and use -- manner. After viewing this webinar, you will be better prepared to be an effective part of a team caring for critically ill patients on a ventilator.
This 60-minute on-demand webinar contains four sections which you can view all at once or one at a time. Topics include:
- 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 assess a patient on a ventilator: Important differences compared to routine patient assessments
- Ventilator alarms: The how to 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
- How to assist during intubation
Our Presenter: 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.
Our Moderator: 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 health care and overall improvement of the population’s health.
Made possible by the generosity of the American Nurses Foundation.
These programs are informational only; no contact hours will be awarded.