Optimal humidification, what is it? As clinicians, many consider this to be providing a specific set temperature at the patient Y-piece. Some may believe that it is using a particular heat moisture exchanger. This guide will provide clinicians with a fundamental overview of humidification during invasive and noninvasive ventilation, an understanding of the devices available and lastly, how as patient caregivers, we can assess patients and determine their humidification needs.
- Describe the basic physiology associated with heat and humidification.
- Describe the differences between active and passive humidification.
- Identify various characteristics of a heat moisture exchanger (HME).
- Understand humidification during noninvasive ventilation (NIV).
Expiration Date: 04-01-2018
This course is approved for 1.0 CE credit(s).
Before You Begin
- Read the study guide
- Take the post test. A score of 80% or greater is needed to pass.
- Once completed, complete the short survey and the certificate will be available for print.