Mechanical Ventilation

Module Director: Charles Gomerall


Course Outline

This advanced mechanical ventilation course is a blended learning course suitable for senior trainees in intensive care and as a refresher for specialist anaesthetists, respiratory physicians and intensivists. The course consists of distance learning material, course manual, face-to-face lectures, small group tutorials and practical skill stations.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Applied respiratory physiology
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Heart-lung interactions
  • Advanced airway management
  • Humidification
  • Basics of mechanical ventilation
  • Assist control modes (volume control, pressure control, pressure regulated volume control)
  • SIMV and assist modes including pressure support, volume support and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist
  • Other modes (adaptive support ventilation, bilevel airway pressure)
  • Ventilator settings
  • Sedation and paralysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Weaning
  • Respiratory monitoring including waveform analysis
  • ARDS
  • Unilateral lung disease
  • Obstructive airways disease
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