Basics of Mechanical Ventilation

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What you'll learn

Mechanical Ventilation is one of the most important topics in medical education especially for Doctors and Respiratory Therapists and stands to be a corner stone in emergency departments. Originally, only respiratory therapists used to acquire knowledge on mechanical ventilation. But, now a days, due to increase in the respiratory infections and life threatening diseases, knowledge about ventilation and ventilators have been extended beyond respiratory therapists i.e., all the life graduates are allowed to learn in depth about more »»

The care of patients receiving artificial mechanical ventilation is complex and requires skill and experience. Therefore taking a course or having an in depth knowledge on this topic is a must and worth learning. Because of the complexity of information, it should be learnt from basics and should be diversified. Mechanical ventilation is a form of life support. Mechanical ventilation is a “life-sustaining treatment”. It is a treatment that can prolong life and takes over the work of breathing when a person is not able to breathe enough on their own. It provides time for establishing therapeutic management aimed at the triggering cause of injury until the patient improves physiologic balance.

Mechanical ventilation is one of the most common interventions implemented in the intensive care unit. More than half of the patients in the ICU are ventilated the first 24 hours after ICU admission; comprised of individuals who have acute respiratory failure, compromised lung function, difficulty in breathing, or failure to protect their airway. This certificate course on Basics of Mechanical introduction has been designed to train the healthcare professionals in view of providing a sufficient knowledge with regards to the functioning and physiology of the mechanical ventilator in ICU. This course also give insights into non invasive ventilation and airway management in COVID -19 patients.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilator
  • Safe and Effective Mechanical Ventilation: Rapid Training for Beginners
  • Mechanical Ventilation Basics for Beginners
  • How to Initiate Mechanical Ventilation
  • Non-invasive Ventilation Part 1
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation Part 2
  • Airway Management in COVID-19



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