From Physiology to Clinical Practice
Toronto IDCCM Education Course
|Wednesday, April 26 - Friday, April 28, 2017|
|222 St. Patrick Street|
Laurent Brochard, Ewan Goligher, Niall Ferguson
University of Toronto IDCCM
St. Michael's Hospital
Respiratory Therapists training centre;
- Enhance ICU clinicians’ understanding of the physiological principles informing assessment and management of mechanical ventilation and strengthen their skills in assessing patient-ventilator interaction.
- Increase awareness of the many relevant aspects of conventional and novel invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation techniques.
- Enhance ICU clinicians’ knowledge of the management of specific clinical problems in mechanically ventilated patients: acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, and difficult weaning from mechanical ventilation.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to...
- Explain and assess basic physiological aspects of patient-ventilator interaction: respiratory mechanics, respiratory muscle activity and function, patient-ventilator synchrony, and ventilator-induced lung and respiratory muscle injury.
- Determine why and when mechanical ventilation can be a treatment, a supportive therapy or a source of complications.
- Describe the optimal approach to liberating patients from mechanical ventilation and conduct a comprehensive clinical assessment to identify and treat causes of difficult ventilator weaning.
- Deliver evidence-based management of acute respiratory failure using both non-invasive and invasive ventilatory techniques for the following conditions: acute respiratory distress syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and weaning from mechanical ventilation.