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Mechanical Ventilation during COVID-19: A Review of the First Year of the Pandemic

Course: #1231Level: Advanced 1 Hour 171 Reviews

This course focuses on issues related to both invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course includes the controversies over ARDS phenotypes, impact on ventilation strategy, patient self-inflicted lung injury, as well as ventilation practices and outcomes.

Course created on March 25, 2021

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-853348; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAs a result of this course, participants will be able to interpret the similarities and differences in the clinical presentation of COVID-19 induced ARDS and typical ARDS presentations.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this course, participants will be able to identify reasons in favor and against early intubation in COVID-19.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this course, participants will be able to explain how spontaneous breathing efforts during respiratory distress may exacerbate ARDS.
  • checkmarkAs a result of this course, participants will be able to describe the ventilator settings commonly required for managing COVID-19 ARDS.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Pathophysiology
10-35 Minutes COVID-19 Controversies
35-50 Minutes First-Year Data
50-55 Minutes Summary
55-60 Minutes RT Questions and Answers


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Rich Kallet has recently received an honoraria from Nihon Kohden for lectures on ARDS management. He is also a paid advisor on respiratory therapy in the management of COVID-19 for the US Agency for International Development. Rich serves on both the business and medical advisory board for the Asthma & Allergy Prevention Company developing home environment controls for atopic respiratory diseases unrelated to ARDS or COVID-19 management. Rich received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial: Rich has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 185328000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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