COVID-19 Ventilator Course - Review Mechanical Ventilation
 

A CONCISE REVIEW OF THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF VENTILATION MANAGEMENT

As communities across the world are facing or preparing for increasing numbers of patients in respiratory distress from COVID-19, MedCram has packaged this video series for clinicians and hospitals on the frontlines. 

We understand that medical professionals (and students) that don't have significant experience with mechanical ventilation may be called upon to help ventilator management teams in critical care settings. And clinicians with extensive ventilator experience may want a refresher or a tool to aid in teaching mechanical ventilation strategies to other clinicians. 

This video series is a collection of previously recorded MedCram videos on mechanical ventilation with the addition of some COVID-19 specific videos.


This course will remain free, please share it with anyone you think may be interested. We hope you find it helpful, and we welcome feedback.

We appreciate you - medical professionals, students, and volunteers around the world. We are in this fight together.

Part 1 - Key Concepts:
  • Mechanical Ventilation Introduction and Compliance
  • Pressure-Volume Relationships and Modes
  • Plateau and Peak Pressure, PEEP, and Other Vent Settings
  • How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & Treatment
  • Vent Changes with ARDS and COPD
  • Liberation From the Ventilator - Checklist
  • Post-Course Quiz
Part 2 - Mechanical Ventilation "Pearls":
  • Heart Lung Interactions
  • Quiz 1
  • Ventilation in Metabolic Acidosis
  • Quiz 2
  • Ventilating COPD Part 1
  • Quiz 3
  • Ventilating COPD Part 2
  • Quiz 4
  • Bilevel Ventilation
  • Quiz 5
  • Brief Course Overview

DINESH SINGH, MD

Very nice crisp and very informative

PHILIP MILLER, PA-C

excellent clear review

ERNESTO MARTINEZ, MD

very good course, very easy to understand thank you

MARIANO BUCCETTI, RN

SULEIMAN SULEIMAN, MD

PATRICK KABWE, MD

Great training. I have learnt alot.

AEMAN HANA (Medical Student)

As a second year internal medicine resident who has done 3 months of MICU, I still learned a great deal from this course.

KAYLN FICTUM, RN

TIM LIETZ, MD

easy to understand

JULIA KRONFELDNER, MD

TELISHA ORTIZ, MD

Great Ventilator Refresher

JENNA FLANAGIN, RN

Great review! Dr. Seheult does a wonderful job explaining the ventilator and correlating components.

STEVEN FELDSTEIN, MD

I have been out of the ICU for a while. This was incredibly useful as a refresher course for me, and as an anesthesiologist, also has implications in my daily management of patients. Thanks so much

JIM TOWNE, MD

It was very helpful .

HEATHER PASTERSKI, RN

great review

RAMZI SHAYKH, MD

Wonderful overview

PETA NORRIS, RN

great review thanks

BRENDA ADAMS, MD

Wish this resource was around when I was a student. So well done, concise and clear. Thank you.

CHERYL KRAFT, RN

Very interesting. I did feel that the lecture info was really good. However, not quite so easy to apply this knowledge well enough to pass the quiz successfully. The first part of the lecture had too much information before the quiz. I liked the remaining lectures & could appreciate the rest of the lectures that had short info then short quiz after.

PETER O'REILLY, MD

Very thorough and perspicuous. Seemed to cover all the important details and concerns.

DORIAN VALDEZ (NP Student)

FLORIAN SCHNEIDER, EMT

CATHERINE CLARK

Great review of concepts. Highly recommend!

JUDY MEJIA (Nursing Student)

Thank you for doing this review!

MIKE MCDERMID, NP

LISA MORRISON, PT

thank you so much for offering this. I appreciate the review. I shared it with our department managers and other staff at our hospital.

SHAHED SHAMS, MD

Excellent!

JON VERESCHAGIN, RN

TARA ROTHWELL

PIERCE OLIVEROS SERRANO, MD

Great course

JILL RHINE

PATRICIA DEL ROSARIO, MD

SHASHI KONNUR, MD

SAMAN KIBRIA , MD

RACHEL EFENDY

Fantastic and clear presentations.

ARNOLD LEE

VIGNESH R, MD

Loved the concepts

PETER JANSSEN

greadt review

MATEJ PALENČÁR, MD

Great and clear introduction to this topic so relevant to be...

CAROL M. JOHNSON MD

Where was THIS instructor when I was in Med school!!! I finally learned something about vent Mgmt!! THANK YOU!! EXCELLENT!!

STEPHANIE PALACIOS, MD

KYLE NOBLE

NAFEESA LIAKATH ALI, MD

BENJAMIN BARKAT, MD

GREAT

OSAMA HAMEED, MD

Excellent

RONNIE POORMAN, Paramedic

It was an awesome course. I always learn so much from your videos.

THEODORE KANNE, MD

Excellent review of vital basics.

SANGEETHA YATHEENDRAN, RN

KIM HUTH, RN

LAURA ANAYA, RN

BLAZEJ PODGAJNY, MD

Very helpful.

CHERYLE SCHULTZ, NP

JORGE JARA, RN

very helpfull

SARAH BARON, MD

CONOR CLANCY, RN

FAUSTO DEVECCHI, MD

SALEM ALZAHMI, MD

Excellent very well summarised and well done The lecturer is excellent I would like to repeat it to consolidate my understanding

KIMBERLEE NARZYMSKI, RN

Extremely helpful refresher course. Explained very well

NEIL PROVIS-VINCENT, MD

Great, simple presentation on the basics of mechanical ventilation. Highly recommended.

DOMINIC ROYSTER (Medical Student)

CAROLE CASSIDY, RN

Very good learning method. I learned so much as a nurse in case there is a need for me to operate a ventilator.

DR. LISA VB, MD

DANIEL WALPOLE

ROSA DE CARVALHO, MD

DR.EBRAHIM ALNUAIMI, MD

Excellent

ABHISHEK SING

SUSAN WARE, NP

nice information

MARKO NIKOLIC, MD

KEVIN INBODY

Clear and concise as always, thank you for getting this out there!

MARY BADILLO, MD

CARLOS CONESA, MD

EDRIS SALIH, MD

GEORGE PORFIRIS, MD

FRANCISCO APULLAN, MD

excellent

WEST BAUMAN, RN

excellent

FOUZI ABRAHEEM

DOUGLAS BAKER, PA-C

Well done program which is both informative and understandable.

LIAM FLYNN, MD

ANDREAS REINISCH, MD

KERI SIPPEL, RN

JAMIE BLUTE

very helpful. thank you

MAKSYM ZHARIKOV, MD

JAMES JAE, MD

Terrific overview of mechanical ventilation!

TRAVIS WOJTOWICZ, PA-C

DANIEL DUBEY, RN

great review

GAURI GADGE, MD

OLASUBOMI OMOWA

ANNE CLAYTON, RN

KAROLEE SCHNEIDER, RN

very helpful, I have been a nurse for 40 years with previous 23 years experience in ICU but have been in PACU for 13 years. Great review , Thank you

AMANDA C

YASIR AHMAD

HAL MCRAE, MD

ALBAN HOLYOKE, MD

KATE MOFFAT, RN

Clear, concise, great terminology, great explanations. Taught me new things, re taught me old knowledge and reminded me of knowledge I thought I had forgotten. Thank you

COLBY SEEGMILL, MD

SUHASH PATEL, MD

Excellent comprehensive review that was clear and concise.

BIKASH ADHIKARI, MD

Very Useful .

ALISON DUNN, NP

DOMINIC TOOLEY, NP

excellent presentation, easy to understand. thank you for making it free.

KANDUKURU RITHEESH (Medical Student)

It's simply superb and more easily understanding the concept of ventilation

ERIC GALLARDO, NP

Thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge. I feel better prepared during these difficult times. Thanks Again.

JOHANNA TRUJILLO, NP

MARJ CUTCLIFFE, RN

very nicely done . informative and well presented

JOMAR TANCHONGCO, RN

MOHD SHAZLI DRAMAN, MD

Excellent. I wish there is a bit more of a clinical case scenarios and practicing adjusting settings. Well done though!.

JAVED SALAM, MD

excellent course for the beginers

WALEED ALAMOODI

DAN FOLEY

Fantastic couuse. I'm sure if I'm called in to help with the CV19 pandemic that what I learned will be critically important for my patients. Thank you!

SARA NUTMA, RN

JON ZLABEK, MD

Fantastic course! I'm telling everyone who needs to know! CME credit available?

CHERYL PEARSON

Good review from a physician perspective

CLARE FOSS, MD

Fantastic. I have spent a long time knowing what to set on a ventilator for various conditions without really understanding why. Thanks

THERESA MCCARTHY (Nursing Student)

Awesome refresher course. thank you for making it free.

MICHELLE CURRAN, RN

Great diagrams and not overloaded with too much information. Succinct and to the point. Thank you

RAJENDERA GUPTA, MD

SARAH BLACKER, RN

PATRICIA EVENSON, RN

JOÃO DIAS, MD

ROBIN MÜNGER, MD

Very helpful. Thank you very much!

ABDULRAHMAN ALZAABI, MD

Great course, informative and to the point

MICHAEL SLATTERY, MD

5/5

MARWA ALAWADHI, MD

SUZANNE BROWN, RN

very good!

ANDREA CARRERA, MD

BETH DENNIS, MD

Excellent ventilator primer!

DONALD MEYERING, MD

SAMANTHA DELUCIA, PA-C

FRAN BRADY, PT

Excellent. Clear, concise and good clinical examples.

SANDRA MUYSKENS, PA-C

SAAD ELFEKY

Really it is amazing. Thank you for your effort.

JAKUB STEFANEK

I am not a native speaker, no medical profesional, but I learn a lot how the ventilator works as well as what to expect when one got hooked on ventilator. Than You, good course, clear explanation even non profesional could understand.

MOLLY HERRING, MD

NIKOLA IVANOV, MD

Great course, thank you for sharing this. I would however have great interest in seeing more detalied descirption of covid 19 ards ventilation strategies, both invasive and non invasive, specialy in terms of differences in the approach regarding recruiting, knowing that viral ards does not have the same reduction in complience as a typical ARDS does. Also it would be great to see a course on APRV and invasive BIPAP modes of ventilation. Again you are doing a great work in clarifying the basics of mechanical ventilation which is i am sure very helplful to all. Thank you.

PAOLO ALBERTI, MD

Basic concepts explained well

KAREN STEVENS-GUILLE

Excellent review!!! Would highly recommend to any healthcare professional. Thank you for making this available during this COVID-19 crisis! I am a former RT who has been away from practice for 13 years and am looking to go back on an emergency basis. I have been looking for refresher/review material in order to work towards re-certifying.

KAYLIN BAGINSKI, PA-C

I am a PA hospitalist trying to learn more about vent management as it relates to the COVID-19 crisis. This video series breaks down the terminology and relating it to managing real life situations in terms that are understandable. I will be recommending this to colleagues and friends as we try to combat COVID-19 together as a medical community.

ED PROKOP

Concise and covers all the major aspects to be aware. Nicely presented and a good review or for first time persons learning the topics

RAKESH SHARMA, MD

very clear concepts of mechanical ventilation .

NICOLE JENSEN, RN

This was a great refresher - Thank you for making this program available and free. As we social distance many of our usual teaching options are limited. I am finding with the COVID-19 crisis there is a need to revisit the core principles of respiratory management not only of acute respiratory failure but also management of people with complex chronic respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

PIETER MULLER, MD

I was sent an email today "Certificate for COVID-19 Ventilator Course: Learn or Review Mechanical Ventilation", but there were no certificate attached? Can you please let me know how to get hold of the certificate The rest of the course was excellent. Well done!

SARAH BUZBY, RN

KRISTI SNOWBAXTER, RN

STEFANO LUPPARELLI, FRCS(ENG)

As an orthopaedic surgeon who might be involved in supporting colleagues to assist patients affected by SARS-CoV2, I find this course incredibly valuable to gain some theoretical knowledge without which practice would be meaningless. A plause to MedCram for making the course free of charge, which underlines their high ethics in such a difficult time. Clarity of the lessons outstanding, far exceeding expectations. A heartfelt thank you from Italy, Dr. Seheult. Hooray to you !

CONNIE MANGIAMELE, NP

Excellent overview

MORGAN HOUGH, RN

Thank you for providing this information in such a clear and concise manner. I am an ED nurse and have taken care of a good number of intubated patients, but have always relied heavily on my RTT coworkers for handling the vent. With COVID 19 crisis looming though, I could easily see our single RT not being able to do everything by themself, and feel much more confident now in knowing what to look for and things I might suggest trying.

TERRY RAYMER, MD

Really helpful review. very logically taught and straightforward presentation. breaks it down into "edible" pieces for review for those of us who may not have managed vents for a while but have previously.

THOMAS BROTHERS, MD

Very straight-forward and easy to understand. This was a great update for a surgeon with (lapsed) Surgical Critical Care Boards, relegating patient ICU care to intensivist colleagues during the last decade, concerned about being called into service for assistance with COVID-19 ventilator patients. Thanks, again.

DONNA KENT, RN

informative and engaging. Practical information linking the disease process and why you make the changes needed. (Emergency Clinical Nurse)

ROBERT SAUNDERS, RN

I am an RN with over 25 years of experience. I have 17 years in the ICU. During my tenure, ventilators have been managed by RT’s and Pulmonologists. This course has given me the tools necessary to fully comprehend ventilators and manage patients on them. It has also allowed me to better interact and trouble shoot with my colleagues. With COVID19 looming, these refresher courses have handed me improved knowledge and skill to be able to provide the best chance for patients with COVID to survive. I can’t thank MedCram enough for providing this tutorial. I have spread it widely among the entire staff at my hospital. You are truly are benefiting humankind in these new and trying times. Keep up the amazing work and add five more Gold Stars on top of your five star rating. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KAREN SAVIDGE, RN

VERY helpful! I have read a few online courses on ventilators and found myself very confused. This teaching style is fantastic! 10 minute segments that allows for recall and retention! Thank you

LANA BERRY, RN

Good information with simple ways to understand vent use

PUNIT ANEJA, MD

Very important basic requirement at this hour of need for medical professional and patient care.

BADREYA ALYAMMAHI, RN

I have learned a lot

TESSA WESELOWSKI, RN

HIND NAAMANI, MD

RAHIM DHANANI, MD

Fantastic course - very clear & easy to follow. Great review of the basic concepts.

MICHELLE DAVIS, RN

Excellent teacher: I understand so much more now in just 2 hours of listening to this class.

FRANKIE ROMAN, MD

Outstanding.

JENNIFER LEFFLER, RN

A great ventilator course for nurses! Good visual drawings and explanations.

CHRISTIAN VALDES, MD

OBAID RAHMAN, MD

KURT MYERS, MD

OVIDIU LUNGU

ANASTASIA MORINELLI (NP Student)

I thought this course and the instructor were both excellent. They made difficult concepts very easy to understand and explained rationales

PETER ĎUREC, MD

GINA JOHNSTON, RN

JANELLE THOMPSON (Nursing Student)

Awesome- thank you xxxxx

RYAN CHAN, RN

Excellent course to review and learn the mechanics of both invasive and non-invasive ventilation!

JOHANNA THORNSBERRY, NP

Great overview with concept explanations!! Thank you!!