Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator Training Resources

With so many patients on ventilators, you need to know your equipment inside and out. And you may need to train more staff on your ventilation equipment. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the following Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator online resources that we currently have available:

  • Puritan BennettTM 980 Ventilator Foundational Education
  • Puritan Bennett TM 980 Ventilator Advanced Education
  • Ventilation Virtual Training and Online Courses
  • Early Mobility in the ICU Resources

Take a moment to prepare yourself and your team.

Related: Did you know? Your Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator clinical specialist team can now provide remote, live training, and demos. Click here to schedule.

Puritan Bennett TM 980 Ventilator Foundational Education

Are you new to using the Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator? Whether you are new to the ventilator or a past user, this is a valuable review of the basics such as patient setup and use of the interface and features. Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator basic trainings include:

  • External Geography of the Ventilator. Watch this simple lesson to learn your way around the external hardware on your Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator.
  • Status Display. Watch this video to understand the status display on your ventilator.
  • Patient Setup. This Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator lesson breaks down patient setup, including how to fast track new patient quick startup by entering only patient gender and height information.
  • Post-Setup Setting Changes. Once your ventilator is and running on your patient, you can input simple or batch changes very easily. Watch this lesson to learn how to make setting changes on you Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator during patient use.
  • Mode Setting Changes. Continue your understanding of the Puritan BennettTM 980  ventilator by learning how to adjust the modes and breath types and how to implement multiple setting changes at one time.
  • Screen Geography. Improve your understanding of the Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator screen geography so you can easily access your patients’ ventilation settings and monitored data in real time.
  • Pinning the Screen and Opacity. For additional Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator viewing options, review this lesson for steps on activating a pushpin for continual display of specific mode vital statistics.
  • Alarms. Watch the video to learn how to set and monitor alarms for individual patients.
  • Apnea. Learn how to create patient-specific apnea settings on the Puritan BennettTM 980  ventilator.
  • Graphics and Screen Capture. Advance your understanding beyond the basic display settings of the Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator with this lesson on graphics and screen capture.
  • Vital Patient Banner. Configure the vital patient banner display to add, replace, and blank specific cells to best suit your viewing needs.
  • Large Font Display. Learn how to quickly access the Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator large font display screen. This enhancement allows for additional visibility at a distance in situations where patients are in isolation rooms.
  • Constant Access Icons. Increase your knowledge of the Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator constant access icons with this advanced overview of the display screen.
  • Menu Tab. In this lesson, get an increased understanding of how to use the menu tab for setup, respiratory maneuvers, standby, screen capture, and trending.
  • Bezel Keys. This lesson walks you through the bezel key settings, which include display brightness, screen lock, alarm volume, manual inspiration, inspiratory mechanics maneuver, expiratory pause maneuver, alarm reset, and alarm silence.
  • Clipboard Log Icon. This video showcases the various logs kept and how to navigate through these logs.

Related: For more resources for our PB980 ventilator, visit our customer resource site.

Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator Advanced Education

Our clinical application lesson plan series provides information  on a variety of modes, breath types, and features offered on the Puritan BennettTM 980  ventilator. Topics include:

  • Volume Control Plus and Volume Support Software. The software is a hybrid between volume control ventilation and pressure control or pressure support ventilation. This type of ventilation allows the patient to have more freedom with regard to flow delivery while targeting consistent volume delivery.
  • Adult Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV). Learn how to read monitored data to assess for leaks from around the noninvasive interface and have a clearer understanding of how to properly set alarms during use of noninvasive ventilation.
  • Pressure Control Ventilation. Learn about the use of pressure control ventilation on to the Puritan BennettTM 980  ventilator including monitoring options that help clinicians assess patients.
  • BiLevel Software. This demonstration provides different breathing scenarios to help clinicians understand operation and application for use of our BiLevel software.
  • PAV+ TM Software. Here you will see how the software analyzes factors such as patient compliance, resistance, flow, and volume to determine appropriate pressure delivery.
  • Tube Compensation Software. Learn about how the Puritan BennettTM 980 ventilator tube compensation software allows the ventilator to deliver additional positive pressure to overcome the resistance imposed by the patient’s artificial airway..
  • Proximal Flow Sensor. Walk through different scenarios to understand the options for monitoring during use of the proximal flow sensor and how to differentiate between the various types of leaks.
  • Trending. Learn how to use the trending feature on the touch screen and how trending history can reveal important information.

Related: For more resources for our Puritan Bennett™ 980 ventilator, visit our customer resource site.

Ventilation Virtual Training and Online Courses

We offer online ventilator training with the option to receive AARC/CSRT or ANCC accreditation. Available courses include:

Related: Our training is designed to help you provide innovative solutions and improve patient care. View the full library of training courses, downloads, and other educational materials.

Early Mobility in the ICU Resources

In the ICU, motion means life. Bundled with other interventions, early mobility addresses complications associated with extended periods of sedation, mechanical ventilation, and bed rest. Check out these resources to learn more about weaning and mobility in the ICU:

  • Early Mobility Overview. Dr. Wischmeyer of Duke University gives an overview of the challenges associated with early mobility, and the importance of implementing protocols.
  • Early Mobility for Nurses. As a nurse, you’re often the first to see the effects of immobility. But how do you know when a patient is ready to move?
  • Early Mobility for Intensivists. Automatic physical therapy referrals. Scheduling procedures around early mobility exercises. There are a lot of options that ICU clinicians can consider to make patient mobility a priority.
  • Early Mobility for Hospital Administrators. Administrative support can make all the difference when it comes to getting an early mobility program off the ground in your ICU.
  • Early Mobility for Respiratory Therapists. Early mobility may help get patients ready to leave the ICU. But as a respiratory therapist, how do you get a patient ready for early mobility?

Related: Learn how you can dispel some of the common misconceptions about early mobility programs.

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About the Author

Gary Milne

Gary Milne is the Clinical and Technical Director of Ventilation. He has been with Medtronic for 25 years and has been a clinical lead for much of his career. He holds twelve patents on ventilator design and a bachelor of science in respiratory therapy from Indiana University.

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