About the Course
This course will help prepare licensed non-ICU hospital clinicians to support critical care respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurses in caring for a patient who is receiving mechanical ventilation. Given the increasing number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia, the medical system is, and will continue to be, in dire need of licensed medical professionals who can support the care for these patients.
This course provides general information about mechanical ventilation. It is intended for licensed medical professionals. Patient needs and clinical care settings vary, and the information provided is not intended as medical, diagnostic or treatment advice. Ventilators should be used under the supervision of a qualified licensed medical professional. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the particular device you are using and the product information sheet for any drug administered.
This subject is complex and evolving. The authors and providers of this course do not warrant that the information provided is accurate in every respect or complete, and disclaim responsibility for your use and application of the information.
This course is a great primer for non-ICU physicians and other clinicians who are asked to staff critical care areas. It will help these professionals better understand the basic concepts of mechanical ventilation and care for the patient receiving mechanical ventilation.
We recognize the ever-expanding number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, the medical system will need clinicians that can assist in operating mechanical ventilators. We encourage all non-ICU clinicians to consider completing this course, readying themselves to best help their colleagues and patients on the front lines of this virus.
What you’ll learn?
- Principles and physiology of mechanical ventilation
- Initial ventilator setting and adjustments
- Troubleshooting the ventilator
- Ventilating patients in special circumstances including Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Obstructive Lung Disease
- How to perform waveform analysis while monitoring the patient
- How to evaluate a patient for extubation readiness and conduct the extubation procedure
- How standard ventilation practices are different in COVID-19 patients
- Dr. Susan Wilcox Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the Division of Critical Care in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Staff Intensivist in the Heart Center ICU, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard University
- Thomas Piraino RRT, FCSRT, FAARC St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
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