The purpose of this continuing education program is to inform and educate healthcare providers on the initiation and management of mechanical ventilation in the emergency department (ED). Mechanical ventilation management in the ED is often extended because of the delayed availability of ICU beds. The healthcare provider will become aware of the criteria for the different modes of ventilation and management in different disease processes. This course will explain the factors of troubleshooting and avoiding lung injury in mechanically ventilated patients.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Video - Ventilator Management in the Emergency Department
Chapter 3: References