EMS Tips

Video: Transitioning a Patient to a Mechanical Ventilator

One of the most common requests I get for online education programs is how to set and manage a ventilator. You can probably find lots of ventilator instruction videos on YouTube.

Can’t find a video specific to your service’s ventilators? Then make and post your own videos.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.