Mechanical Ventilation Course

Mechanical ventilation is often necessary in cases of hypoxic or hypercapneic respiratory failure, shock, coma, or cardiac arrest.  The mechanical ventilation course covers the various modes of mechanical ventilation, how to write initial ventilator orders, ventilator troubleshooting, ventilator complications, indications for lung-protective ventilation, options for ventilator analgesia and sedation, prognostic indicators in prolonged mechanical ventilation, and criteria for extubation.

Our mechanical ventilation training is a component of our live Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME course which teaches clinicians how to perform the 20 most essential procedures needed to work in the ER, ICU, and hospital wards.

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Mechanical Ventilation Reference Card

Ventilator Course trains students in:

  • Indications for mechanical ventilation
  • Complications of mechanical ventilation
  • The various modes of mechanical ventilation
  • How to choose the initial ventilator settings
  • How to adjust ventilator setting to improve oxygenation
  • How to adjust ventilator settings to change ventilation
  • Ventilator troubleshooting
  • Ventilator weaning
  • Criteria for extubation
  • Ventilator sedation and analgesia

Mechanical Ventilation Blogs

Management of Pleural Infections

Complicated parapneumonic effusions frequently represent pleural space infections. Approximately 1 in 7 cases of pneumonia have an associated parapneumonic effusion (PPE) on chest x-ray. Most of these effusions are small and usually resolve spontaneously with prompt antibiotic administration. However, moderate-to-large…
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Summary of Difficult Airway Management in COVID-19 Patients

The Society of Airway Management recently issued guidelines for Difficult Airway Management in COVID-19 patients.  The SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus is extremely contagious via respiratory droplets and therefore extra precautions are needed for airway management in severe COVID-19 infection.  Airway…
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Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures CME Courses Available

Register HERE 21 days before the course to SAVE $50-150 and get the following:

  1. 12 month online access to Online CME course, procedure video bundle, instructional posters
  2. Indefinite online access to PDFs of all course lectures, course handouts, and HPC Adult Critical Care and Emergency Drug Reference Drug
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