MECHANICAL VENTILATION, SIMPLIFIED
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've decided to make this course free. We want as many clinicians as possible to have the opportunity to review or learn mechanical ventilation. We've also added the content from this course to a COVID-19 Ventilator Course that is also available free.
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?
Roger 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
Post-Course Quiz (Required for CME/CE Credits)
- Post-Course Quiz
Optional: Receiving CE Credits for This Course
- Congratulations! Your CE Certificate
Congratulations! CME Certificate
- Your CME Certificate
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 ventilators. Clinicians 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.
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.
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
AMA 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
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)
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.
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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.
SHILPA LAKSHMINARAYANA, RN
its easy to understand.
COLLEEN PELLE , RN
ROBERT BOELZ, RN
Was a terrific summary that touched upon the important variables associated with mechanical ventilation.
RONNIE KATZ, MD
I enjoyed this and really got a better grasp on how to manage patients on vent. Thank you
Thank you for providing a very straight forward instructional video for the basics of MV. I am a retired RT returning to help with Covid-19. I have been out of Respiratory Therapy for 17 years and this is exactly what I needed to review. Thank you for an excellent instruction.
MARIAM TARIQ, MD
For me who is doing a rotation in ICU for the first time; this course has been beneficial to understand the very basics of MV. I think if more scenario-based MV mode setting implementation examples would be more helpful for thorough knowledge. P.S. Excuse my poor English grammar and sentence formation.
FRANCISCO SAYAGO, MD
Very well explained and refreshing
LESLIE GRIMET, RN
Great lecture. Clearly stated with good visual explanations, easy to follow.
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. : )
SANTIAGO LOMBO (Medical Student)
TERESA BRIDHEWATER, RN
Very clear and concise. Been an RN for 20 years and learned new and practical information.
CHARLES COOK, MD
Brilliant well done and thank you.
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.
AMIT SABHARWAL, MD
very good to clear the basic and confusion regarding ventilation. Thank you very much and i wish you keep coming up with easy and beautiful way to teach.
MAUREEN GERRITY, PA-C
JEAN CALCUT, NP
Really did well in explaining in easy terms how the vent worked. Mind expanding in all the best ways!
Such a great approach !!!
KAMRAN UDDIN, MD
Great overview of mechanical ventilation.
GRIS MERLO, MD
DAVID GERMAN, MD
Really helpful review for things I knew years ago but have not had to use recently.
YAIR GRINBERG, MD
Great course! Is CPAP really measured in cm H2O while PEEP is measured in mmHg? If so when was this convention started?
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.
MARIA FRIGAARD, RN
SANELA KAPRALJEVIC , MD
FLAVIA NAVARRO, MD
VISHNU DEVALLA, MD
MILICA MIJIĆ GUSLOV , MD
ELLEN MCCONNELL, PA-C
very useful lesson to understand mechanical ventilation well
NP TEAM RESOURCE, NP
JAMIE SMITH (NP Student)
JAHANGIRKHAN PATHAN, MD
no question abt why 5 stars.
MICHAEL DAY (NP Student)
Awesome presentation! Explained clearly so I could understand. Would you please come be my professor!?!?!
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!
JAMES HENGY, MD
Excellent overview of vent management esp for those of us physicians who have not had to use these skills in a long time
FITZGERALD CATHERINE (NP Student)
JENNY DONG (Medical Student)
ALESSANDRO TUBARO, MD
MOHAMMAD SUFYAN MOHD AMINOLAH, RN
Easy to understand.
VICTORIA TRAN (NP Student)
LARELLE CATHERMAN, RN
excellent - thank you! 5 stars
ABDULHAMEED ALDABBAGH, MD
It was good but still needs other lectures on other modes of ventilation as pressure controlled , volume guaranteed and others
SASHA BENSON, NP
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.
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!!
ANGELA CALIMAG, MD
BRIAN HUBER, NP
BRIAN TEMPLE, PA-C
DEBORAH COHEN, MD
FERNANDO FERNANDEZ ARCAS, MD
HOSSAM AHMAD, MD
The best I have found online so far!
LEONID BRODSKY, MD
TAMMY ALVERSON, MD
TANIA MUKHERJEE, Paramedic
AMY FOUGHT, MD
Some things I never knew until watching these and Ive been an ER doc for 10 years
Really explains how and why we vent
OSCAR CONTRERAS ARROYO, MD
Muy buen curso
EVE SOBEL, MD
MEGAN MANOR, NP
KATHARINE LASLEY, MD
Extremely helpful. Thank you!
I really enjoyed this course. I'm looking forward to reviewing other modes of ventilation. I would recommend this course to others.
Very good and simple explanations
MIKHAIL KOLOMOYTSEV (NP Student)
CHINEDU EJIKE, MD
BRETT LANNEN, RN
ALEX MURDOCH, MD
Great groundwork to build on
ELSWARD SAMUELS, MD
KARA CIANCIOTTI, PA-C
Great course! simplified and systematic way to better interpret EKG's. Well worth my time and money!
DR. SHREYES BODDU
NESTOR BRACHO PERNIA, MD
Concise review to the point.
RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist
I listened to your ARDS review. Has ECMO been used along with lower tidal volume ventilation, pron position and paralysis? To reduce CO2 and then perhaps paralysis won’t be necessary.
RAQUEL VELAZQUEZ, NP
It was great. Increased my understanding.
Good explanation very clear instruction I will recommend to others 5 stars
LUIS SANCHEZ, MD
Nicely explained. Very thorough
KYLE FORTMAN, PA-C
SAJI ABRAHAM, MD
Precise & apt with the presentation!
RONALYNN DAVIS BENWARE, RN
Great refresher course
PHILIP GUTIERREZ, RN
DAVID VINSON, MD
Very clear. Good review for old ER doctor.
BAKANG ABIOT KGAODI, MD
informative, clear and concise
RACHAEL TENNANT, MD
Reviewing this material in the time of COVID 19 - excellent refresher! Thank you, Dr Seheult.
LISA LONG, NP
Very good review , haven't worked with vents in quite a while and needed a refresher for possible redeployment into ICU/MICU during the COVID-19 crisis Thanks Lisa Long, MSN, AGACNP-BC
STACEY PHILIP, PA-C
DR.AHMAD DAOUD, MD
NAMITHA KACHERY, RN
KAREN UNRUE, RN
MAI KHOA NGUYEN, PA-C
LESLIE RANKIN, RN
Wonderful, thank you!!!!
STEPHEN CRAGLE, MD
Very clear, engaging, and good combination of lecture and diagrams. This really clarified vent management and liberation very well.
SUBIR BARUA, MD
LEE ANN STONE, RN
Extremely easy to understand explanation on a complex subject. Definitely needed with the COVID-19 pandemic. Gives me a whole new appreciation for Respiratory Therapy
DR KIRAN MUTHE
Fantastic!! There's only one word for it.Better than all the hands on courses I have attended.
SEIPATI BULANW, MD
Amazing. I can go to icu with a little less anxiety
ANA OROZCO, MD
Lives up to its name!
As a Non-clinical person but interested in Ventilation process found the course very interseting and the explanations made a lot of sense.
MARTI GILLIAM, NP
Great mechanical ventilation overview
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.
EMELIN REYES (NP Student)
MARK SEARS, MD
Very good review
MOMINAH BHATTI, MD
Excellent review, would come back to watch this and recommend it to my colleagues
ERIC STROUD, PA-C
Excellent; Pocket guide formated to fit the 6 hole 3x5ish binders Would be something Would pay for
AMELIA AL, MD
CHRIS HINSON, MD
easily explained easily retained
GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)
ANDRIES GOUS, MD
NAEVEENA JEYARAJ (Medical Student)
LANA BLAKE, RN
KANDI MIRANDA, RN
WILLIM RAVERT, NP
MIA YANG, MD
excellent explanation of basic vent settings and diagnostic vent alarms
RITESH MACWAN, MD
JAYANT RAJA, MD
ALEXANDER DEGAZON, MD
PETER O'REILLY, MD
Very helpful. Covered critical details thoroughly.
MOHAMMED MUFTAH, MD
PAMELA ANDERSON, RN
Well explained, and makes you want to learn more.
This course provided a very clear introduction to Mechanical Ventilation.
ADRIAN CHELARU, MD
Amazing videos. Thank you!
I am so glad to have stumbled to your website. You explained this so clearly.
ADOLFO ARTEAGA (NP Student)
MOHAMMAD ELBADRAWY, MD
MITRA MAHARAJ, MD
EDUARDO BALBONA, MD
Excellent review Very Practical information
JONATHAN PIERCE, MD
Clearly explained, very basic (understandably) material on vent management. I found it very good
FELIX PERAZA, MD
Thank you very much! You are helping a lot of people!
VENKATARAMAN SAMBASIVAN, MD
Excellent. Very detailed and simple
STEPHANIE HENDERSON, MD
DANIËLLE MEELS, MD
GRANT NITZEL, MD
good course, more samples where we look at AGB and adjust vent settings would be great
MICHAEL SKROUPA, PA-C
TIEBY KURIAKOSE, RN
ENRIQUE GONZALEZ, MD
Great teaching: excels in knowledge, clarity explaining concepts (speech, diagrams) and pacing of the talk Very Thankful as this course has been provided free in a time critically needed (covid19 pandemic)
AHMED IBRAHIM, MD
I saw the introductory video on YouTube and it was awesome. I hope by the end of this course that I will have a basic understanding of the principles of mechanical ventilation.
LARRY ROBINS, MD
Great foundation course. Thanks!
ALI BAKHT, MD
LINDA CARNES, RN
Great introductory course to understanding mechanical ventilation.
BRAD WITTROCK, Paramedic
Excellent, explained well and very easy to understand.
TOM MAXWELL, RN
ABDEL MAJEED DWEIK (Nursing Student)
FERID OUSMAN, MD
ALLISON CALLAHAN , PA-C
This series was more challenging to follow, there was a lot of skipping around
ARYO HENDRAS, MD
Help enough for beginner.. need case sample which often finded
MINI JOHN, RN
The most well-explained medical concepts for healthcare professionals. Thank you for your help.
HUMBERTO RIOS, MD
Thx for such explicit course
ANNE MARGARETTE BAGAIN, RN
thanks med cram, very informative ....
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.
PARMINDER MINHAS, MD
Very detailed and easy to grasp and undesrtand
GABRIEL HUNDUMA (Medical Student)
Amazing in all ways. Medical content explained better than most resources out there!
JEREMY NEUNER, NP
DAVID WINEINGER, MD
BRITTANY COOPER, NP
VENKATA MUKKU, MD
TOQEER AHMED, MD
MANIRUL TAMAL, MD
HAYLEY MORGAN, MD
Well done, easy to understand. Great basic concepts with real-world examples.
VANAJA YEDLA, MD
DAVID WARREN, MD
KATY THOMPSON, EMT
I am an EMT on an ambulance, and I'm about to start my Paramedic school in a few months, and wanted to try to prepare for the EKG portion of it early on.This course was very well-explained, detailed and,skillfully sourced , also great for anyone trying to further their education or knowledge in the field of medicine.
ANDREW MAGAZU, RN
Clear, concise and easy to follow