Flow: Pressure Control/Volume Control with Ventilator Management

Course Description:
This podcast was a conversation with Rachel O’Hare, RRT about the fundamentals of mechanical ventilation. She discussed what flow is and the differences between pressure control and volume control – the two primary forms of ventilation that SLPs must understand to work with patients on mechanical ventilation. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define flow, pressure control, and volume control
  2. List two ways that pressure control and volume control differ, including the impact on patient assessment for speaking valve use