Emergency Medicine Series

1.3 Principles of Mechanical Ventilation

This course will provide the basics to help you successfully provide aftercare following intubation.


Course Description

Emergency Medicine providers are proficient in performing intubation and managing advanced airways. Initiating ventilatory support and managing mechanical ventilators creates challenges in this setting due to unfamiliarity. This course will provide the basics to help you successfully provide aftercare following intubation.  Objectives include:

  • Discuss Principles of Ventilatory Management
  • Identify Indications for Ventilatory Management
  • Discuss and Understand Types of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Discuss and Identify Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Discuss Clinical Guidelines for Ventilation Parameters
  • Discuss and Understand Ventilator Procedures
Instructor Christopher Powe, Ph.D.
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