The goal of this program is to provide nurses and dietitians with a more in-depth understanding of mechanical ventilation and the weaning process for critically ill patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe current modes and settings of ventilators used in the ICU
- Discuss the nursing care of mechanically ventilated patients
- Discuss methods of ventilatory weaning to ensure safe patient outcomes
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses and dietitians.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.