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Basic Mechanical Ventilation Course

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Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving therapy for patients with respiratory failure. However, it can also be dangerous if not properly managed. This self-paced course will teach you mechanical ventilation based on the physiologic principles and pathophysiology of different clinical conditions in a simplified approach. The course utilizes simulation and case scenarios to understand mechanical ventilation and safely and effectively manage patients with respiratory failure. This course is essential for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of this life-saving modality. With this course, you'll be able to improve patient outcomes and feel more comfortable in your role as a healthcare professional. The course is targeting residents, fellows, and attendings who work in the intensive care units and directly manage patients on mechanical ventilation. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to understand: 1) Basic principles of mechanical ventilation including, control variables, phase variables, breath types, and breath sequence 2) Different modes of mechanical ventilation including CPAP, PSV, SIMC, CMV, and PRVC 3) Changes in pulmonary mechanics and their effects on ventilator scalars based on the equation of motion. The course utilizes different educational tools including: 1) Video presentations and simulation 2) Downloadable PowerPoint presentations 3) Quizzes 4) Post-test

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Respiratory Failure & Mechanical Ventilation

Respiratory Failure & Mechanical Ventilation

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