Course: Mechanical Ventilation

  • Audience:

    Medical, nursing and allied health professionals that work using mechanical ventilation in the paediatric field. This course is also suitable for adult intensive care and anaesthesia staff that have to deal with paediatrics on an occasional basis.

  • Course description:

    The Mechanical Ventilation Course has been developed by the members of the ESPNIC Respiratory Failure Section. In over 40 sessions, the basics of paediatric mechanical ventilation will be discussed. Because mechanical ventilation is one of the most common interventions in the paediatric intensive care unit, this course is very relevant for all staff involved in the care of the critically ill child. 

  • Course topics:

    1. Course Introduction

    • 1.1 Basics of mechanical ventilation
    • 1.2 Respiratory physiology
    • 1.3 Practical aspects of ventilators: different types, how to calibrate
    • 1.4 Technical aspects of ventilatory support
    • 1.5 Humidification and nebulisation
    • 1.6 VAP care bundles

    2. Conventional Modes

    • 2.1 New Taxonomy
    • 2.2 Conventional Control modes- Principles
    • 2.3 Conventional Control modes- Evidence
    • 2.4 Sequence - Principles
    • 2.5 Sequence- Evidence
    • 2.6 Pressure support

    3. Other Modes

    • 3.1 HFOV Principles
    • 3.2 HFOV Titration and troubleshooting
    • 3.3 HFOV Evidence
    • 3.4 NAVA: Principles
    • 3.5 NAVA: Titration and Troubleshooting

    4. Ventilation in Different Scenarios

    • 4.1 Restrictive pattern: ARDS
    • 4.1.1 Part 1
    • 4.1.2 Part 2
    • 4.2 Obstructive pattern: Asthma
    • 4.3 Ventilation in bronchiolitis
    • 4.4 Pneumothorax       
    • 4.5 Cardiopulmonary interactions
    • 4.6 Congenital cardiac and pulmonary hypertension
    • 4.7 Mechanical ventilation during ECLS
    • 4.8 Mechanical ventilation in neuromuscular disease
    • 4.9 Mechanical ventilation in transport

    5. Assessment and Further Steps

    • 5.1 Oxygenation monitoring
    • 5.2 Blood gas interpretation
    • 5.3 Monitoring of respiratory function: curves
    • 5.4 Monitoring of respiratory function: loops
    • 5.5 Monitoring of VILI: dp, Stress, strain, mechanical power
    • 5.6 Capnography
    • 5.7 Asynchrony
    • 5.8 Complications in mechanical ventilation

    6. Liberation from MV

    • 6.1 Weaning : Definition and general criteria
    • 6.2 Extubation preparation
    • 6.3 Elective extubation to NIV
    • 6.4 Long term mechanical ventilation

    7. Complementary Treatments

    • 7.1 Nitric oxide
    • 7.2 Bronchoscopy
    • 7.3 Prone positioning
    • 7.4 Recruitment manoeuvres
    • 7.5 Lung ultrasound

    8. Final Assessment

    • 8.1 Final Assessment (Multiple Choice)
  • Hours:

    40 hours

  • Pricing:
    • ESPNIC Members: 100€
    • NON ESPNIC Members: 180€
  • Dates:
    • Start: 15 May 2021
    • End:  15 September 2021
  • Notes:

    The course is self-paced and can be accessed for a duration of 4 months from 15 May 2021 until 15 September 2021.

    After 4 months, the course will no longer be available so please aim to complete the course within the 4-month access period.

    The course concludes with an assessment that can be taken at any time during the access period.

    A passing mark of 70% is required to receive a certificate of successful completion of the course.

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Registration closes July-31-2021