General Educational Materials Mechanical Ventilation 101

Mechanical Ventilation 101

Mechanical ventilation is often one of the most daunting topics for learners who are new to the ICU environment. However, there are a lot of fantastic resources available to help increase your comfort level in caring for intubated patients including the following:

Sometimes the various modes of mechanical ventilation can get confusing as well. It is helpful to start by focusing on the most common modes that you will see on your ICU rotations at Sinai/UHN: Pressure Support, Pressure Control, and Volume Control.

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