Activity information

The certificate of this course includes 3 CME credits. To complete the course you need to pass all quizzes. Only participants with an active Pro Membership will be able to claim CME. If you want to claim CME too, please upgrade to a Pro Membership.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and Medmastery GmbH. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

CME Consultants designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Provide initial ventilator settings for patients with acute respiratory failure
  2. Make adjustments to the settings based on the results of the arterial blood gas (ABG)
  3. Select the appropriate level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) for patients with restrictive lung disease
  4. Recognize and treat air trapping (dynamic hyperinflation) in patients with obstructive airway disease
  5. Troubleshoot excessively high airway pressures
  6. Manage the patient on mechanical ventilation who abruptly deteriorates
  7. Assess a patient’s readiness for extubation

Target Audience

This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Emergency Medicine Doctors, Anesthesiologists, Internists, Internal Medicine Subspecialties, Intensivists, Pulmonologists, and Surgeons.

Core Competencies

This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.


The presentational methods for this activity are Lecture and Case Presentation.

Instructions for participation

Each participant must watch all the video lessons, successfully pass all quizzes of this activity with a grade of 70% or higher and complete a post-evaluation form. Once completed, your certificate will be made available immediately for download. If you receive a score of 69% or less, you may retake the quiz until successful.

Hardware and software requirements

Medmastery requires a modern Web browser (Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the latest version of Adobe Flash. Moreover, a PDF-Reader is required in order to view certain downloads. For questions or technical support, please contact [email protected].

Disclosure statement

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias

Important information regarding Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias in CME can be found at:


The planners of this activity have nothing to disclose.


Joshua Cosa, MA, BHS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS has stated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The course content has been peer-reviewed and found to be fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.


Privacy statement

Medmastery is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and other information of its members. Medmastery will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the ACCME. Medmastery will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. Medmastery collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request. Additional information regarding Medmastery’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at:

Release Date

This activity was originally released for credit on January 23, 2017.

Review Date

This activity was reviewed on December 17, 2019, January 4, 2021, and on January 19, 2023.

Termination Date

This activity is valid for credit through January 22, 2025.