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Monday, September 9, 2013

Why do we still study IPPB in RT School?

Question:   Why do I have to learn about the IPPB considering most RTs -- such as yourself in this post -- describe it as useless.  I had to study this machine and its indications for my CRT test next week.  

Answer:  The same reason I had to learn about the MAI when I took the test in 1997 -- because the test is always 10-20 years behind the real world.


Anonymous said...

I asked my instructor the same question.. Her response was that learning the IPPB machine will help us grasp the concepts of noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation

migrainer said...

Our hospital still uses the stupid things...I keep waiting for the last couple to break and die, 'cause I don't think they can be found anywhere else.