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
- As 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.
- As a result of this course, participants will be able to identify reasons in favor and against early intubation in COVID-19.
- As a result of this course, participants will be able to explain how spontaneous breathing efforts during respiratory distress may exacerbate ARDS.
- As a result of this course, participants will be able to describe the ventilator settings commonly required for managing COVID-19 ARDS.
|10-35 Minutes||COVID-19 Controversies|
|35-50 Minutes||First-Year Data|
|55-60 Minutes||RT Questions and Answers|
MS RRT, FAARC, FCCM
Rich Kallet has been a respiratory therapist for over 40 years having obtained his baccalaureate degree in cardiorespiratory science from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY, and his master od science degree at San Francisco State University. He spent most of career working for the University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center before retiring in 2018 as Director of Clinical Research and Quality Assurance for the Respiratory Care Department. Between 1996-2007 he was a research coordinator for the NIH ARDS Network at UCSF and from 2014-2020 he was an associate editor of the journal Respiratory Care. Over the past year Rich has served as respiratory care technical advisor on COVID-19 to both the World Health Organization and United States Agency for International Development.
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