Ventilator Summary

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As a respiratory therapist I often use ventilators to help ventilate and oxygenate patient. The ventilator has many functions and capabilities. I collect various data to determine how compliant a patient lung is or if the patient lung is strong enough to come of the ventilator. Prior to extubation in collect a set numbers record and provide the doctor with the information to determine if the patient can off the breathing machine. Interobserver reliability is done by more than one researchers to compare research and technique. By comparing each observer finding they are also verifying the reliability of the observer. If there is a significant difference in the results then there may be a problem on or both observers (Patten ,2012, p. 87).
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