Interpreting ventilator graphics can yield valuable real-time data in patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation. This course helps demystify the complexities of troubleshooting obstructive airflow physiology and trending changes in severity using ventilator scalars.
Course created on June 8, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how pressure, flow, and volume scalar tracings can be used to identify varying degrees of obstructive airway physiology in patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the rationale for performing inspiratory and expiratory hold maneuvers when assessing the severity and heterogeneity of obstructive disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the relevance of pulmonary time constants relative to gas exchange when choosing mechanical ventilator modes and settings.
|5-15 Minutes||Alterations in Pulmonary Mechanics|
|15-25 Minutes||Monitoring and Assessing: Mechanics|
|25-35 Minutes||Monitoring and Assessing: Time Constant Distribution|
|35-45 Minutes||Anatomy of the Scalar|
|45-55 Minutes||Case Review|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&Ab|
Justin Phillips is an Adult Critical Care Respiratory Therapist for the University of California San Francisco, Department of Anesthesia at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). There, he currently serves as a bedside therapist and educator. Justin is a lecturer for the Critical Care Residency Program at ZSFG on the topics of Mechanical Ventilation Mechanics and ARDS management. Additionally, he is Adjunct Faculty for the Respiratory Care Program at Ohlone College for Health Sciences and Technology. Justin is a published researcher and has spoken nationally at a number of respiratory and critical care conferences on the subjects of strategic ventilation practices and the use of non-invasive end-tidal monitoring.
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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 # 189968000
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