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Navigate Respiratory Care: Mechanical Ventilation
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Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781449679651
  • Navigate Course     pages      © 2014
    Access Code Subscription Length: 365 Days
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A New Paradigm for Respiratory Care Education

Navigate Respiratory Care is a comprehensive, online 10-course curriculum that uniquely prepares students for a rewarding career as a Respiratory Therapist. Learn more about all 10 courses.

Navigate Respiratory Care: Mechanical Ventilation is one of the 10 online courses in the Navigate Respiratory Care curriculum. This course encompasses the knowledge and understanding of the equipment, procedures, complications, indications, and weaning of mechanical ventilation. The student is guided step-by-step through indications for mechanical ventilation; how to initiate it; how to monitor various body systems while the patient is on mechanical ventilation; how to adjust it; and how to wean the patient. Specialty ventilators are covered for the therapist who is going to work on special cases or in home care.

Course Features

  • Course objectives align to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) matrix for the new Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination certification exams
  • Authoritative and interactive content is instructionally designed using best practices from Bloom’s Taxonomy and adult learning theory with a focus on developing cognitive intelligence and practical skills needed for success in clinical practice
  • Student assessments, interactive activities, and remediation help improve outcomes
  • Course management tools help instructors save time and monitor student progress


  • Easily adaptable for instructor-led courses taught on-ground, online, or in hybrid formats
  • Each course can be adopted independently, or adopted as a complete curriculum solution
  • All courseware can be used with or without an optional print textbook, depending on course needs
  • Improve institutional retention, persistence, and student outcomes at less cost than with traditional textbook models

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Course Content Includes:

  • Interactive Lectures w/Audio
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  • Practice Quizzes
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  • Lesson Assignment
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  • Lesson Summary

Course Objectives

  1. Define respiratory failure and identify the tests and indications for mechanical ventilation.
  2. Detail the structure of mechanical ventilators and how they operate.
  3. Explain the different modes of ventilation and the use of each mode in respiratory care.
  4. Discuss the appropriate use and types of noninvasive ventilation and understand the advantages and disadvantages of this practice.
  5. Describe continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and how this noninvasive form of ventilation is used.
  6. Understand all aspects of initiation of ventilation including needed indications, assessments, type of ventilator, and appropriate settings.
  7. Determine adjustment of the ventilator based on patient response as well as the results of assessment tests.
  8. Examine the types of monitoring needed for patients on mechanical ventilation and handle the consequences of adverse test results or poor patient response to ventilation.
  9. Identify the monitoring of related body systems for signs of patient distress while on mechanical ventilation.
  10. Describe the physiologic effects of mechanical ventilation.
  11. Identify potential effects of mechanical ventilation including lung injury and other body system complications.
  12. Describe lung protective strategies and avoidance of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
  13. Discuss the process and protocols for weaning.
  14. Examine the process of discontinuing mechanical ventilation and the success or failure of the procedure.
  15. Explain the indication for the use of high-frequency ventilation as a specialty ventilator and describe specialty ventilators used in other situations as home care.

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Additional Titles by this Author

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449679651

Additional Resources for Instructors


Bundle ISBN: 9781284033595
Navigate Respiratory Care Curriculum - 10 courses


Bundle ISBN: 9781284033526
Navigate Respiratory Care: Mechanical Ventilation online course and textbook, Handbook of Respiratory Care.