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Mechanical Ventilation

The Mechanical Ventilation Certificate of Completion Program provides hands-on experience troubleshooting mechanical ventilation, describing basic features of positive pressure breathing, exploiting ventilator graphics using equation of motion, and identifying key determinants of ventilator-induced lung injury. Become an expert at determining conventional settings for treating acute respiratory failure, as well as integrating new strategies for providing life support while simultaneously protecting the lung. Take these individual courses, or work toward the Certificate of Completion.

Program Requirements

(listed in recommended order of completion)

  1. Complete Online Learning Modules

    Supplement, strengthen, and refine your mechanical ventilation course work by participating in this intensive online series designed by experts in the field of critical care mechanical ventilation covering waveform graphics and interpretation. These cutting-edge, interactive, multimedia e-learning tutorials cover essential components of mechanical ventilation.
    Modules are currently in development and will be available soon.

  2. Attend Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation for Providers

    Learn a solid foundation of basic critical care ventilation knowledge and skills for the critically ill patient. Topics include ventilation design, noninvasive ventilation, and ventilator graphic interpretation.
    Offered July 24
    Glenview, IL

  3. Attend Mechanical Ventilation: Advanced Critical Care Management

    Gain extensive knowledge in advanced techniques and skills for the critically ill patient, including the latest advances in ventilator technology. Topics include ventilator-induced lung injury, ventilator modes, hypoxemia, and patient synchrony.
    Offered July 25-27
    Glenview, IL

  4. Pass a Final Comprehensive Assessment Exam

    Successful performance on an examination administered at CHEST 2014 is the final requirement. All previous requirements must be met before taking the exam.

Target Audience

  • Hospitalists, intensivists, and critical care practitioners.
  • Bedside intensivists, hospitalists, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, advanced practice nurses, and respiratory therapists who routinely deal with mechanically ventilated patients in the ICU.
  • Fellowship program directors who require faculty capability in mechanical ventilation to train their fellows.
  • Those interested in providing a highly immersive, structured, and professionally produced mechanical ventilation simulation training program in their own institutions.

For more information, contact:
Training Administrator