Animation of inserting a clamp into the pleural space during chest tube placement.
Last reviewed: February 22, 2017.
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The virtual ventilator is an immersive online mechanical ventilation training tool. This tool allows the user to take care of virtual patients without having to actually be in the intensive care unit; training can happen on any computer with an internet connection.
The virtual ventilator incorporates realtime changes in vital signs, ventilatory parameters, patient appearance, arterial blood gases, chest X-rays and more. Users are required to interpret physiologic, imaging and ventilator data, formulate diagnoses and make changes to best treat their patients.
When using the ventilator simulator:
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