We will define the concept of asynchrony, also referred to as dyssynchrony, which is a common condition in mechanically ventilated patients where there is poor coordination between the ventilator and the patient.
This course is designed to describe the role of sedation during mechanical ventilation. We will review patient targeted sedation protocols, sedation scales, and adverse effects.
This course will present the incidence and adverse outcomes related to intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICUAW), while discussing ventilation strategies that may prevent or limit the degree of diaphragm atrophy and respiratory muscle weakness.
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most commonly encountered hospital-acquired infections in intensive care units and is a big problem due to variability in conformance by physicians and nurses. Learn how to prevent VAP.
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.