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!