Chapter 1

How to survive your first night on call

After attending this chapter, you will be able to manage a ventilator confidently. Learn the basic concepts of common modes, initial ventilator parameters, and more.
10 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Mechanical ventilation of patients with obstructive airway disease

This chapter will cover how to adjust the ventilator in patients with common issues of obstructive airway disease. Learn the tricks that will make all the difference!
  • Airway disease versus alveolar disease
  • Peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) monitoring
  • Flow monitoring
  • Intrinsic positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) monitoring
  • Case study: Overview of airway disease management
  • Mechanical ventilation of patients with obstructive airway disease quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Mechanical ventilation of patients with restrictive airway disease

In this chapter you will learn how to manage patients with restrictive lung disease, and how to adjust ventilator settings to address the complexities of ARDS, in a simple and easy to follow way.
  • Introduction to ARDS
  • Low tidal volume strategy
  • High respiratory rate strategy
  • Determing the optimal PEEP
  • Goals of lung protective modes
  • Understanding the pressure control mode
  • Understanding the bilevel mode
  • Understanding the airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) mode
  • Case study: Overview of ARDS management
  • Mechanical ventilation of patients with restrictive airway disease quiz
10 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Assessing for extubation

Ready to take your patient off breathing support? Here you will learn common strategies to successfully wean your patient off the mechanical ventilator.
  • Screening
  • Weaning strategy I—synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV)
  • Weaning strategy II—spontaneous breathing trial (SBT)
  • Weaning parameters
  • When to consider tracheostomy
  • Weaning after prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • Assessing for extubation quiz
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Managing patients with special considerations

Sometimes you'll be dealing with patients with special circumstances. These lessons will show you how to assess an intubated patient who may have upper airway swelling and/or neuromuscular disease.
  • Upper airway swelling
  • Neuromuscular weakness
  • Managing patients with special considerations quiz
  • Mechanical Ventilation Essentials outro
4 Lessons, 1 Quiz