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, initial ventilator orders, ventilator troubleshooting, ventilator complications, indications for lung-protective ventilation, indications for obstructive lung ventilation, options for ventilator analgesia and sedation, prognostic indicators in prolonged mechanical ventilation, and criteria for extubation.

The HPC Hospitalist and Emergency Procedures course will teach you how to perform ventilator management in addition to endotracheal intubationstylet-guided intubationslaryngeal mask airway (LMA) placementKing tube placement, or fiberoptic intubationscentral venous accessultrasound-guided central line placement, ultrasound-guided peripheral IV accessarterial lines, POCUS exams (E-FAST exams, RUSH exams), thoracentesisparacentesis, lumbar puncture, chest tube placementpigtail catheter placementneedle thoracostomy, procedural sedation.

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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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

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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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