Beyond BASIC
Mechanical Ventilation

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is it?

Mechanical Ventilation: beyond BASIC is a short course, usually held over 2 days, which aims to teach practical aspects of mechanical ventilation of critically ill patients.

Who is it aimed at?

It is primarily designed for intermediate-senior Intensive Care trainees, who should have an understanding of the basics of mechanical ventilation. However, many Intensive Care specialists find it to be a useful refresher.

What is the format?

The format is similar to BASIC. The course consists of course manual, brief clinically-based lectures, skill stations, e-learning and pre- and post-course tests. The course works on a cascading model with local instructors delivering the content after appropriate training.

How much does it cost?

There are no license fees for running the course. Course material is supplied in an electronic format. Course manuals can be printed locally from the supplied pdf (colour printing is mandatory) or supplied at cost. Registration fees for candidates vary from course to course depending on venue costs and degree of subsidy.

Who can run and teach courses?

The course director and all instructors must have attended a Mechanical Ventilation: beyond BASIC instructor course and must be Intensive Care specialists.

What topics are covered?

Where has the course been run?

Australia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

What are the conditions for running a course?

  1. You acknowledge the source of the material.
  2. The material is used for non-commercial purposes. We are happy for course organizers to make a small profit but all profits must be used for Intensive Care education or research
  3. The course is registered with us and pre- and post-course MCQ answers are submitted to us online.
  4. Courses must include 75% of the overall course material and 75% of the skill station material.
  5. The number of candidates should not exceed 6 per skill station.

If you are interested in running a course please contact us for further details.