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 Internet 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 OutcomesPractice and strengthen the skills and principles covered in the Mechanical Ventilation Essentials course:
- Provide initial ventilator settings for patients with acute respiratory failure.
- Make adjustments to the settings based on the results of the arterial blood gas (ABG).
- Select the appropriate level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) for patients with restrictive lung disease.
- Recognize and treat air trapping (dynamic hyperinflation) in patients with obstructive airway disease.
- Troubleshoot excessively high airway pressures.
- Manage the patient on mechanical ventilation who abruptly deteriorates.
- Assess a patient’s readiness for extubation.
This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Emergency Medicine Doctors, Anesthesiologists, Internists, Internal Medicine Subspecialties, Intensivists, Pulmonologists, and Surgeons.
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]
The following planners for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Franz Wiesbauer, M.D., MPH; Shelley Jacobs, Ph.D.; Tina Gyane; William T. Choctaw, M.D., J.D.; Harold D. Damuth, Jr., M.D.; Lester Holstein, M.D.; Michael Marchiano, M.D.; Judy Hyle, CHCP; Nancy Williams; Priscilla Graham; and Stephanie Santos.
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.
This activity was originally released for credit March 30, 2017.
This activity was reviewed on January 29, 2019.
This activity is valid for credit through March 30, 2021.