Podcast 156: Training on the Ventilator with Josh

Dennis and Josh discuss ventilator training on the PFC Podcast. Josh, a former ranger medic now working in a level one ICU, shares insights. They emphasize the importance of proper ventilation in the field and address common mistakes, like setting inappropriate rates that lead to patient agitation. Josh advises cautious opioid use, balancing sedation with patient needs. They delve into adjusting PEEP, flow, and waveform, emphasizing patient synchronization. Josh highlights the significance of addressing pain, resuscitation, and lung disease simultaneously. He clarifies end-tidal CO2 readings and the role of kidneys in metabolic acidosis. Josh also stresses IV maintenance and patient assessment.

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