PEEP valve training for effective airway management
 
By Chief Katrina Ramos
January 20, 2019
 

Our department had PEEP valve training with Flight Medic Amy Cantwell.

With this new piece of equipment, we are able to better manage a patient’s airway and better oxygenate them any time they need to be ventilated.

 
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This lung is being ventilated without PEEP. As you can see, the lung appears deflated even though we are ventilating.
This lung is being ventilated without PEEP. As you can see, the lung appears deflated even though we are ventilating.
 
This lung is being ventilated with PEEP, which fills the space with more air at the end of expiration and creates an environment that is better suited for oxygen exchange.
This lung is being ventilated with PEEP, which fills the space with more air at the end of expiration and creates an environment that is better suited for oxygen exchange.