Ventilator Modes

Here's our latest video on the different types of ventilator modes.

If you're a novice anaesthetist, and you're in doubt as to what setting to start a patient on:

  • Pressure Control with inspiratory pressures of 15cmH2O and PEEP 5cmH2O are a sensible starting point!
  • Just check you're getting a sensible tidal volume (aim for 6-10 ml/kg)

If you're a medical student, you're not expected to know this at a medical school level, but if you're interested in anaesthetics then it's worth having a look at for when you come to use it in the future!


Replying to @lloveoakley123 ventilation modes and avaps

♬ original sound - Anaestheasier

Mechanical Ventilator Basics — ICU One Pager
OnePager summary of the common Mechanical Ventilator Modes and Settings: volume control (VC), Pressure control (PC), pressure support (PS), pressure regulated volume control (PRVC), SIMV, airway pressure release ventilation (APRV). Tidal volume, FiO2, Rate, Inspiratory time, Inspiratory pressure, PE