Registered respiratory therapist, respiratory care practitioner and clinical education manager.
Why I love to teach
Hello! My name is Josh Cosa and I am thrilled to be bringing my passion for teaching to people around the world. I received my license to practice in 2003 and I have been teaching, managing, monitoring, and modifying ventilator settings ever since. I live in Southern California and have learned from and worked with some of the best teachers anyone could meet. I’m happy to share what I know with you.
Guides with Josh
Latest articles with Josh
Airway disease versus alveolar disease
Before you can fine-tune your patient's ventilation settings, you need to know whether they're suffering from an airway disease or alveolar disease.
Introduction to ARDS in mechanical ventilation
In this video, you'll master the most common oxygenation and ventilation complications associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Everything you need to know about weaning parameters in mechanical ventilation
By the end of the lesson, you will understand which parameters to monitor during a weaning trial.
Volume versus pressure control
In this video, you'll learn why volume control is the initial breath type of ventilation.
Assist-control (AC) and synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) modes
In this video, you will learn about the basis of selecting the AC volume control mode as the initial mode of ventilation.
The what and why of mechanical ventilation
In this video, you'll master the basics of mechanical ventilation and the indication of mechanical ventilation, as well as understanding the general importance of optimizing ventilator settings.