Work of Breathing (WOB) is the amount of energy or O2 consumption needed by the respiratory muscles to produce enough ventilation and respiration to meet the metabolic demands of the body. We will use this concept to explore how to use it to help the ventilated patient be liberated from it.
Learn about spontaneous awakening trials (SATs) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) and how they affect a patient's comfort and ventilator dependence.
In this course, we will show different ways to help the ventilated patient prepare for liberation from mechanical ventilation.
Follow this learning plan to gain a deeper understanding of mechanical ventilation and to enhance your knowledge on why and how we ventilate people, what happens during ventilation therapy, and key concepts to liberate people from ventilators.