Mechanical Ventilation Explained Clearly – Ventilator Settings & Modes

Mechanical Ventilation Explained Clearly – Ventilator Settings & Modes

Understand mechanical ventilation with this clear explanation by Dr. Roger Seheult of Includes a discussion on simplifying the different modes of ventilation (based on volume, pressure, rate, flow, O2, CPAP) and other ventilator basics. This is video 1 of 5 on mechanical ventilation.

Speaker: Roger Seheult, MD
Clinical and Exam Preparation Instructor
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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Ali Khalid says:

Thank you

Akhilan Suresh says:

As good and as simple as it gets!!

Mustafa Gh. Shareef says:

very helpfull

jeevan salve says:

please make a video on anesthesia

Syed ALi Ahmed says:

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harrykP9 says:

Very good lecture. However, I’m not thrilled with the amount of time watching the sketch show. College lecture meets pictionary? It could be more concise.

Marcio Pereira says:

Você poderia colocar transcrição para não-americanos. (You could put transcription to non-Americans, in english).. I’m from Brazil. I’ve studied english. Thanks.

Mustafa alzobaidy says:

thank you, very useful and easy to understand video, I came here looking for a video to explain to me CPAP PPV PEEP PIP and i hope i find it in the next parts or in other videos on this channel

Purple DragonDC says:

This is AWESOME!!!! Ty!!!!

Yeongok Yun says:

I wish you are in New York.

Deathfromabove says:

Great info. I’m gonna have to use you form of explaining (which is fantastic) when during MICU rounds for my medical students and new interns rotating through our service.

Jessica Tamayo says:

Thank you for sharing your knowlegde in such a simple and concret matter, please continue to add on value on healthcare education. Keep it up !🤗👏👏👏

TOPV49 says:

Great stuff, I am an ICU RN and am always learning new concepts, procedures and perspectives…still, the face pace to the ICU leaves me little time to quietly ponder and dissect all the information, and that’s were these short videos really help me grasp the concepts fully. Bottom line, many thanks!

Geoff Rowley says:

Ventilator knowledge for retards,

Amar Babaker says:

what mean postive pressure and negitive

Kayla Roberts says:

Assist Control is not the same as CMV…CMV the patient does nothing

Mingma Sherpa says:

Your videos are always helping me a lot to understand every kind of topic….thank you very much….


Good job 👍🏻

erebusnux121 says:

If AC is set volume….what is AC/PC. In the unit right now and one of the patients is on AC/PC with set pressure control and tidal volume is the dependent variable. This presentation, however, says tidal volume is fixed in AC.

Lavish World says:

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basma menshawy says:

this was helpful

Mohammed Goja says:

nice explained 😉

Sadia Moeen says:

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MinMin MinMin says:

thank you for your detailed explanation!

arnold abe says:

thanks very informative!

Mr Nullius Testikleez Eeasteez says:

And sometimes there are even knobs on the non-patient-side of the machine 🙂 Very useful vid (as always)

Ashish Dubey says:

thank you very much

Justin Roberts says:

Nice breakdown/intro to vents

Katy Brennan says:

I like the way he says ‘ ventilator’ !

Kosal Chin says:

It is a good presentation

Darshan Devarajaiah says:

Thank you so much for the clear explanation.

Nathalia Helbig Dias says:

Nice video. Thank you for the good explanation!

patel yasin says:

Very simple & nicely explained. Thank you.

limeykl says:

Great presentation! Simple explanation of a serious situation

Aztecadr says:

Very helpful!!

flossy M says:

So helpful.Thankyou

Cherlyn Salang says:

such a great help

Muhannad Bahrami says:

thank you, it was very clever and simple

Rana Fadel says:


kdh 344 says:

Way more than vent 101…

betfiendish says:

this was great! I’m a nurse new to critical care and vents have been confusing the hell out of me, this is making it more clear, thank you!

Niva Trivedi says:

thank you for your help

Hà Loan says:

it is very helpfful for me.thank you!

Washim akram says:

doc..ur understanding of the science and the way u made me understand it.. is marvellous..bow down to u sir…

Abdurahman Andijani says:

Your way of explaining difficult things with simple words is really gorgeous .. I love it ..

Hanan Alshubbar says:

That was really helpful, Thank you so much!

abhishek mondal says:

Wow…from india

Sashi Bharath says:

nice sr

Teresa Williams says:

Thank you so much for this lecture. It raised my Competency in Mechanical Ventilation by 40%. In home health it’s very important I not only know how but can explain the rationale