mechanical ventilation online course

Breathe Easy with mechanical ventilation online training course. Our online course is a comprehensive, integrated course system that leverages video, animations, graphics and text to provide in-depth instruction on the topics of mechanical ventilation.

This course will help prepare licensed non-ICU hospital clinicians to support critical care respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurses in caring for a patient who is receiving mechanical ventilation. Given the increasing number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia, the medical system is, and will continue to be, in dire need of licensed medical professionals who can support the care for these patients.

Continuing Education

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course provides general information about mechanical ventilation. It is intended for licensed medical professionals. Patient needs and clinical care settings vary, and the information provided is not intended as medical, diagnostic or treatment advice. Ventilators should be used under the supervision of a qualified licensed medical professional. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the particular device you are using and the product information sheet for any drug administered. This subject is complex and evolving. The authors and providers of this course do not warrant that the information provided is accurate in every respect or complete, and disclaim responsibility for your use and application of the information.

As medical professionals from all over the U.S. and from every discipline come together to fight the COVID-19 virus, now is the time to share knowledge and tools. Helping prepare non-ICU hospital personnel to help in the operation of a mechanical ventilator will make us stronger, giving us all an extra pair of hands to lean on for support. Our patients depend on us.

There is no question that respiratory therapists and critical care physicians and nurses are the experts for managing the care for critically ill patients. However, during extreme times like this, the patient surge capacity may exceed the number of available trained personnel. And so, now is the time to come together.

This course is a great primer for non-ICU physicians and other clinicians who are asked to staff critical care areas. It will help these professionals better understand the basic concepts of mechanical ventilation and care for the patient receiving mechanical ventilation. We recognize the ever-expanding number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, the medical system will need clinicians that can assist in operating mechanical ventilators. We encourage all non-ICU clinicians to consider completing this course, readying themselves to best help their colleagues and patients on the front lines of this virus.

Course created with support from

American Association for Respiratory Care

Every year about 5 million patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICU) in India. The country needs 50,000 intensive care professionals who are trained in that specialized department to provide accurate therapy for the patients. A mechanical ventilator is a most often required equipment in the ICU and emergency department, which provides respiratory support to ill patients. Mobilization of critically ill patients on a mechanical ventilator is an advanced skilled process. It is especially important that every health care professional working for ICU have a grip on mechanical ventilators to follow appropriate and safe practice. Comprehensive knowledge and skills in mechanical ventilation plays a significant role in the clinical decision-making process and the therapy of ill patients.

The elearning course in mechanical ventilation will introduce you to the different modes of ventilation. You will learn the key skills required for setting up a mechanical ventilator. This course will cover the physiology and operational aspects of mechanical ventilator. You will understand the various complications associated with mechanical ventilation, and be able to determine the risks related to mechanical ventilation. In addition, you will learn advanced monitoring of lung function during mechanical ventilation for conditions such as ARDS, Obstructive lung disease and COVID 19. You will also gain an understanding of different methods of non-invasive ventilations, their applications, and complications.

Hands-on workshop on Mechanical and Non-Invasive Ventilation:

Practice a complete hands-on training including a variety of case-based scenarios on procedures and treatment protocols of Mechanical and Non-Invasive Ventilation, Intubation, Percutaneous Tracheostomy, etc.

Click below link to know more about Simulation Course:

Mechanical and Non-Invasive Ventilation Simulation Workshop

Course Eligibility: Healthcare professionals working in ICU, Physicians (MBBS, AYUSH), final year medical graduates and interns (MBBS and AYUSH), and intensive care nurses.

Course Validity: 2 months. There will be an extra charge on the extension of the course validity.ENQUIRE NOW to know more about this course

Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to Ventilators
  • Introduction
  • Indications for Ventilators
  • Parts of a Ventilator (Power source, Controls, Monitor and Safety features)
  • Types of Ventilators
Module 2: Modes of Ventilators
  • Volume Modes – Controlled Mandatory Ventilation, Assisted Mandatory Ventilation, Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation, and Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation
  • Pressure Modes – Pressure Ventilation Support, Pressure-Controlled/Inverse Ratio Ventilation, and Airway Pressure Release Ventilation
  • Additional Modes and Parameters – Inverse Ratio Ventilation, Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP), and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Module 3: Physiology of a Ventilator
  • Mechanism of Ventilator
  • Daily Assessment of mechanical ventilated patients
  • Setting the ventilator
Module 4: Extubation or Weaning
Module 5: Complications and Risks of a Ventilator
Module 6: Non-invasive Ventilation
Module 7: Ventilation in Serious conditions
  • ARDS
  • Obstructive lung disease
Module 8: Mechanical Ventilation for COVID 19 patients including COVID 19 ARDS Ventilator PEEP Titration Protocol