The Mechanical Ventilation Certificate of Completion (COC) 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.
(Must be completed within 3 years of starting the program; listed in recommended order of completion)
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.
Attend Mechanical Ventilation: Advanced Critical Care Management
Acquire extensive knowledge in advanced techniques and skills for mechanical ventilation in the critically ill patient including the latest advances in ventilator technology through lectures, interactive discussion, hands-on small group workshops, and case-based exercises. This comprehensive, interactive program emphasizes practical solutions for issues related to patients in respiratory failure. Topics include ventilator modes, ventilator-induced lung injury, management of obstructive and parenchymal lung disease, management of hypoxemia, and patient-ventilator synchrony.
February 17 - 19, 2017
July 28-30, 2017
Pass a Final Comprehensive Assessment Exam
Successful performance on an examination administered at the CHEST Annual Meeting is the final requirement. All previous requirements must be met before taking the exam. Purchase in our Online Store.
You are required to complete the COC program within 3 years.
- 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.
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