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Australia - Frankston

Mechanical ventilation - beyond BASIC

A 1-2 day course suitable for senior trainees in Intensive Care and as a refresher for specialist anaesthetists, respiratory physicians and intensivists, consisting of distance learning material and a day of small group tutorials/skill stations

Endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine


  • Applied respiratory physiology (click here to view & listen to a sample narrated lecture)
  • Acute respiratory failure (click here to view & listen to a sample narrated lecture)
  • Heart-lung interactions (click to view & listen to a sample narrated lecture in Flash or Quicktime format))
  • Advanced airway management
  • Humidification
  • Basics of mechanical ventilation
  • Assist control modes: volume control, pressure control, pressure regulated volume control
  • SIMV and assist modes including pressure support, volume support and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist
  • Other modes: adaptive support ventilation, bilevel airway pressure
  • Ventilator settings
  • Sedation and paralysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Weaning
  • Respiratory monitoring including waveform analysis
  • ARDS
  • Unilateral lung disease
  • Obstructive airways disease


  • Course manual
  • Lectures
  • Skill stations

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