Pediatric Ventilator Application of the Passy-Muir® Valve
This webinar presents assessment, trouble-shooting, and advanced placement techniques for successful placement of a Passy-Muir valve on mechanically ventilated pediatric patients, including cuffed/cuffless trachs, pressure ventilation and pediatric circuit connections. Pediatric case studies are provided to enhance learning of concepts. It is recommended that you complete Application of Passy-Muir Swallowing and Speaking Valves prior to registering for this course. After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Review the benefits of early intervention and Passy-Muir valve use on the mechanically ventilated pediatric patient. Identify the Passy-Muir valves, accessories, and adaptors that are typically used for pediatric circuit connections.
- Understand how to assess pediatric baseline mechanical ventilator settings and patient parameters.
- Using pediatric case studies: identify and assess appropriate patients; assess proper airway size and patency; and place a valve correctly in-line with the ventilator circuit.
- Apply the principals for common ventilator adjustments (during both volume and pressure ventilation) that will maintain adequate ventilation in the absence of a cuff.
- Understand the importance of appropriate alarm settings to promote safe use of the Passy-Muir valve, as well as other ventilator mode options that enhance successful use of the in-line valve.
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