Learn about factors that may lead to respiratory failure, including those that negatively impact the quality of the patient's airway, lungs, and ventilatory drive. Understand how conditions that contribute to respiratory failure may be prevented.
Learn about the basic concepts of pulmonary anatomy and physiology. Understand the normal functioning of the respiratory system and how ventilation and circulation interact with oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide elimination (ventilation perfusion relationship).
Follow this learning plan to gain a deeper understanding of mechanical ventilation and to enhance your knowledge on why and how we ventilate people, what happens during ventilation therapy, and key concepts to liberate people from ventilators.