Mechanical Ventilation Made Easy - Modes and Settings
 

MECHANICAL VENTILATION, SIMPLIFIED

Enjoy a concise, step by step guide to clarity of vent modes and settings. Learn physiology concepts such as the pressure-volume relationship which will lead to a lasting understanding of key concepts.

Enjoy a clinical perspective for managing conditions such as COPD and ARDS with mechanical ventilation. Finish the course strong with a checklist on how to safely liberate a patient from a ventilator. 


WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR?

Dr. Seheult is trusted by Universities, clinicians & students for his ability to illustrate key concepts so they are understood, not memorized...

... and clear understanding leads to mastery of mechanical ventilation. Yes, you can learn mechanical ventilation without information overload!



HOW IS THE COURSE LAID OUT?

You'll enjoy a series of concise videos and quizzes as you move towards mastery. It has never been easier to get clarity with mechanical ventilation. Start watching now (several videos are "free trial") and take a big step toward confidently manage patients on a ventilator!


WHAT YOU'll RECEIVE FROM THIS COURSE:

  • An understanding of how each major mode of mechanical ventilation works
  • A clear approach to utilizing settings such as plateau pressure and PEEP to manage conditions such as ARDS and COPD
  • Reinforcement of key ventilation/ physiology concepts including pressure-volume relationships
  • A "liberation from the ventilator" checklist
  • Quiz questions to reinforce core concepts and help you study
  • 1.25 CME (category 1), MOC Points, CE Credits included for no additional charge.
  • 1 year of unlimited access on up to 3 devices
Course Contents:
  • Video 1: Introduction and Compliance free trial
  • Video 2: Pressure-Volume Relationships and Modes free trial
  • Video 3: Plateau and Peak Pressure, PEEP, and Other Vent Settings free trial
  • Video 4: Vent Changes with ARDS and COPD free trial
  • Video 5: Liberation From the Ventilator - Checklist free trial
  • Congrats! Next steps... free trial
Post-Course Quiz (Required for CME/CE Credits)
  • Instructions
  • Post-Course Quiz
Optional: Receiving CE Credits for This Course
  • Congratulations! Your CE Certificate
Congratulations! CME Certificate
  • Your CME Certificate

Course Overview

Mechanical Ventilation Explained Clearly is a course designed to clarify, review, and augment the training and understanding of primary care clinicians in the use of mechanical ventilation. The modules included in this course take a departure from the traditional slide presentation style lecture. Instead, the course is comprised of a series of video lectures aided by real-time instructor-led chalkboard visuals. This method of learning allows for the subject matter to be broken down to the basics and is designed to increase learning and retention. 

 

Mechanical ventilation is a critical life-support treatment; however, many clinicians lack training, understanding, and skill in the use of mechanical ventilatorsClinicians need to be able to understand the modes of mechanical ventilation and how to communicate their goals for the mechanically ventilated patient. This CME course will utilize a combination of videos and systematic discussion of clinical scenarios and practice cases to effectively deliver the course content. 



Course Objectives:

As a result of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Follow a step-by-step approach to ventilate and oxygenate ICU patients with respect to patient physiology and pathophysiology.   
  • Use the appropriate ventilation mode for a patient with regards to that patient’s pathophysiology and the limiting factors of that patient’s condition.   
  • Identify and use the appropriate oxygenation level for a patient with regards to that patient’s pathophysiology and the limiting factors of that patient’s condition.  


Post-Test and Evaluation:

After completing the CME activity, you must successfully complete a post-test and fill out a program evaluation form. You will then be able to view and print your CME certificate.


Faculty

Roger D. Seheult, MD
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Beaver Medical Group, Redlands, CA
Associate Clinical Professor
UC Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA


Accreditation

ACCME AccreditedAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and MedCram, LLC. Continuing Education Company, Inc. (CEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

     Release Date: 6/21/2019
     Expiration Date: 6/21/2022 (Date after which this enduring material is no longer certified for credit.)
     Medium: Enduring Material, Video/Audio


Faculty/Planning Committee Disclosures

Review Committee:

The following individuals have indicated that he/she (nor spouse/partner) have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest that may impact upon this CME activity:

  • Beth Townsend, HMCC – Reviewer (Continuing Education Company)
  • Roger Seheult, MD - Faculty
  • Kyle Allred, PA-C – Planner & Content Developer (MedCram)


Faculty Disclosures:

Roger Seheult, MD (Faculty) discloses that he is a consultant for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Unlabeled Use Declaration:

During their presentation, faculty may discuss unlabeled or investigational use which is not approved for a commercial product. Faculty members are required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Statement of Disclosure and Independence:

It is the policy of Continuing Education Company (CEC) to ensure all of its accredited educational activities are designed, implemented, and evaluated in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Criteria and Policies. In accordance with ACCME requirements, CEC has Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Policies that are designed to ensure that accredited educational activities are fair, balanced, independent, evidence-based, and based on scientific rigor.

All individuals who are in position to influence and/or control content of a CEC accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity must disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationships which they or their spouse/partner have with (a) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (b) with any commercial supporters of the activity. (Relevant financial interest or other relationship includes such things as grants or research support, employee, consultant, major stockholder, member of speakers’ bureau, etc.) The intent of this disclosure is to provide activity participants with information to determine whether the speaker’s interests or relationships may influence the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusions. All potential conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved, and are listed above.

The opinions, ideas, recommendations, and perspectives expressed in the syllabus and accompanying presentations at this activity are those of the program authors and presenting faculty only and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, ideas, recommendations or perspectives of their affiliated institutions, Continuing Education Company, advisory boards or consultants.


Computer Requirements

Flash Player 10 or later, and one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version), Opera 9.5 and later
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later

HTML5 via one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 6.0.5 or later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later


Roger Seheult M.D. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16824.  This course is approved for 1.25 CE contact hours.

LETICIA LOPES, NP

EMELIN REYES (NP Student)

KARA CIANCIOTTI, PA-C

Great course! simplified and systematic way to better interpret EKG's. Well worth my time and money!

JILL WENGER, MD

Super helpful and clear explanation with excellent case presentations. This course is essential to anyone starting out in the ICU: residents, students or Hospitalists expanding into the ICU. I highly recommend it.

BRIAN TEMPLE, PA-C

DIANA PALANKER, MD

MOHAMMAD SUFYAN MOHD AMINOLAH, RN

Easy to understand.

CHRIS HINSON, MD

easily explained easily retained

JAHANGIRKHAN PATHAN, MD

no question abt why 5 stars.

CONSTANCE SARTAIN, Paramedic

MICHELLE POURTABIB, MD

SUBIR BARUA, MD

VALERIE ACKERS

Very good and simple explanations

ABDULHAMEED ALDABBAGH, MD

It was good but still needs other lectures on other modes of ventilation as pressure controlled , volume guaranteed and others

JAYANT RAJA, MD

Excellent

GABRIEL HUNDUMA (Medical Student)

Amazing in all ways. Medical content explained better than most resources out there!

FRANCISCO SAYAGO, MD

Very well explained and refreshing

LORI GOLDEN, PA-C

Excellent

ROBERT BOELZ, RN

Was a terrific summary that touched upon the important variables associated with mechanical ventilation.

ANGELA CALIMAG, MD

BRETT LANNEN, RN

SHAILEEN PEREZ

ANTHONY KRIOS, MD

COLLEEN PELLE , RN

Good

SANTIAGO LOMBO (Medical Student)

YAHUI TENG, RN

good

VINAY KRISHNA SINGH, MD

Very new for ventilator, appears good.

SHILPA LAKSHMINARAYANA, RN

its easy to understand.

ADOLFO ARTEAGA (NP Student)

KAMRAN UDDIN, MD

EJIM AUSTIN, RN

MAGDALENA ADAM

Top!

TANIA MUKHERJEE, Paramedic

JAMIE SMITH (NP Student)

MOHAMMED MUFTAH, MD

BRIAN CARDONA

MARIA FRIGAARD, RN

Great course.

ISHMAEL AVERY

RYAN SMITH

Great!

LUKE WORSFOLD

ALLISON SIN

JENNY DONG (Medical Student)

MEGAN FISHEL, RN

KYLE ROUNTREE, NP

SABITHA JOSEPH

JONATHAN FISH, MD

PUSPENDU SARDAR, MD

It is very good. Thank you!

PARMINDER MINHAS, MD

ABDEL MAJEED DWEIK (Nursing Student)

VANAJA YEDLA, MD

NAEVEENA JEYARAJ (Medical Student)

JEAN CALCUT, NP

DEANNA WHITEHORN (NP Student)

ANDRIES GOUS, MD

LUCKNER ELIACIN

MITRA MAHARAJ, MD

JENNIFER BOSLEY, RN

AMELIA AL, MD

NP TEAM RESOURCE, NP

LINDA NNABUIFE

TURKI ABDULLAH, MD

ADRIAN CHELARU, MD

Amazing videos. Thank you!

FITZGERALD CATHERINE (NP Student)

DAVID KASZERMAN

This course provided a very clear introduction to Mechanical Ventilation.

MOMINAH BHATTI, MD

Excellent review, would come back to watch this and recommend it to my colleagues

THEODORE GLASCO

SANELA KAPRALJEVIC , MD

FERID OUSMAN, MD

NAM HA, MD

COLLEEN EDWARDS, RN

TAMMY ALVERSON, MD

PETER WANG

VICTORIA TRAN (NP Student)

IAROSLAV K

SAGARIKA GOKUL, MD

NUCH JOYCE

PAMELA ANDERSON, RN

Well explained, and makes you want to learn more.

DANIEL CROTS, Paramedic

WILLIM RAVERT, NP

CRAIG BORCHARD, RN

It would be good to have a review of all the different modes of ventilation eg pressure regulated, (PRV) and combinations. Otherwise good intro.

HUMBERTO RIOS, MD

Thx for such explicit course

CHAD FAELDONEA

I wish there were quizzes after each video, in multiple choice format to test if we're retaining info. If not after each video, but at the very end, and we should get at least an 80% to consider it a successful course. Other than that all the videos were really solid.

RITESH MACWAN, MD

RACHEL STULTZ, RN

STEVE TRAINOR

As a Non-clinical person but interested in Ventilation process found the course very interseting and the explanations made a lot of sense.

KATHARINE LASLEY, MD

Extremely helpful. Thank you!

EVA HEINRICHS, MD

CODY DAVIS, PA-C

TERESA BRIDHEWATER, RN

Very clear and concise. Been an RN for 20 years and learned new and practical information.

JULIE PAINTER (Medical Student)

YVONNE DOYLE, RN

Brilliant. Looking after ventilated patients for past 25 years and even I learned a lot from it. Very clear, concise and easy to follow. Highly recommend it for newly qualified nurses to help lessen the fear of looking after ventilated patients.

SEIPATI BULANW, MD

Amazing. I can go to icu with a little less anxiety

LAURA PORTER

JULIE SIM, RN

LESLIE GRIMET, RN

Great lecture. Clearly stated with good visual explanations, easy to follow.

ELSWARD SAMUELS, MD

RAQUEL VELAZQUEZ, NP

It was great. Increased my understanding.

HOSSAM AHMAD, MD

The best I have found online so far!

ARYO HENDRAS, MD

Help enough for beginner.. need case sample which often finded

DOUG TAM (Pharmacy Student)

This was clearly explained and the visuals help SO much! It brings to light the respiratory team's function and the important values needed to guide patient-centered care!

DR. SHREYES BODDU

DAVID WARREN, MD

KANDI MIRANDA, RN

awesome

JAYAKUMAR RAMAN

Good explanation very clear instruction I will recommend to others 5 stars

TOM MAXWELL, RN

LATIVIA EDMOND

FERNANDO FERNANDEZ ARCAS, MD

ANNE MARGARETTE BAGAIN, RN

thanks med cram, very informative ....

ALI BAKHT, MD

LEONID BRODSKY, MD

ANDREW MAGAZU, RN

ARLETTE AUSTIN

HEATHER RUEN, RN

MINI JOHN, RN

TRACY NAUERT

MANNY ALFONSO (Nursing Student)

RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist

BEATRIZ GUERR

SHEENA SMITH

love it!

TEHETENS ZAROU, MD

Well presented, pertinent, very helpful

ALEXANDER DEGAZON, MD

ALLISON CALLAHAN , PA-C

This series was more challenging to follow, there was a lot of skipping around

MICHAEL DAY (NP Student)

Awesome presentation! Explained clearly so I could understand. Would you please come be my professor!?!?!

FLAVIA NAVARRO, MD

AMY FOUGHT, MD

Some things I never knew until watching these and Ive been an ER doc for 10 years

GØRILL BIRKELI

AHMAD SABBAHI, PT

CHANTELE SAHLI

Superb

MARTI GILLIAM, NP

Great mechanical ventilation overview

VENKATA MUKKU, MD

Nicely illustrated

CHRIS LEE

Really did well in explaining in easy terms how the vent worked. Mind expanding in all the best ways!

GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)

MISIKIR ABEBE

VISHNU DEVALLA, MD

WENDY RAY

ZACHARY ORR (NP Student)

RAVI CHANDRA, RN

amazing course. Complex topic broken down into simple bits so it's easy to understand. Love it....

EMERSON MULLER, MD

MICHAEL HOLT

CHINEDU EJIKE, MD

TIMOTHY TAYLOR

BRAD WITTROCK, Paramedic

Excellent, explained well and very easy to understand.

JACQ CHOO

AMA BOGA

great course

JIN ZHAO, MD

ELVIRA VIRAMONTES

Hands down RICH, GOLDEN CONTENT!!

LIJO SAJI

CHRISTOPHER GUTMAN

RAFFAELLA BOMBARDA

ROSAURA ASTACIO

Clear, concise and easy to follow

NADIRA HIBBERT

SAAD AZAWI

THOMAS FORD

PRANAB DE

Marvelous

HELEN LOFLIN

RONNIE KATZ, MD

I enjoyed this and really got a better grasp on how to manage patients on vent. Thank you

RAYMOND TWUM-BARIMA

The most well-explained medical concepts for healthcare professionals. Thank you for your help.

JESSICA LOTT

DAWN BEAHR

ANTHONY SITCHLER

I really enjoyed this course. I'm looking forward to reviewing other modes of ventilation. I would recommend this course to others.

HUGO-RENÉ TREMBLAY

LINDA WRIGHT

The use of interactive graphics to bring the information to life, so to speak, greatly enhances the enjoyment of learning and therefore retention of information. : )

KELLEY GAINES

Really explains how and why we vent

JOY ROSE

ROY RAPHAEL

STACI KAY

Awesome series

Well done, easy to understand. Great basic concepts with real-world examples.

STEPHANIE DIMISA

I found this series helpful. I have been working with vented patients for a year now and all the reading did not help me grasp/clarify concepts. I now have a much more clearer understanding and I feel more confident in what questions to ask the respiratory therapist and my critical thinking skills.

RUBY RECTA

I am so glad to have stumbled to your website. You explained this so clearly.

GAGAN LASSER

WINDLE GAMBOA

very useful lesson to understand mechanical ventilation well

FERDNAND BLACER

RALPH MITCHELL

PATRICIA MORGAN-MEJIA

Very detailed and easy to grasp and undesrtand

MYRIAM SAMAD

Such a great approach !!!

JEHSA CRISTOBAL, RN

I work as an ICU nurse and this is very very helpful.

DUA SUMAR

DR KIRAN MUTHE

Fantastic!! There's only one word for it.Better than all the hands on courses I have attended.

KIM KREMSREITER

This cleared up many of my questions! Very easy to understand, I've been struggling in my life support class until now! Thank you so much!!

CHANDRASEKHAR KONDAPALLI

Excellent

LEE ADAMS

SARAH HONG-CONDER

GERALDINE HENDRICKEN

Very informative series of videos

I found this series to be very well explained and easy to follow. Excellent intro to mechanical ventilation.

VIVIAN HENRY

Awesome lecture


  • Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

  • Over 20 years teaching experience as both an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.

  • Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.



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