An Evidence-Based Approach to Mechanical Ventilation of the Patient With Hypoxemia Respiratory Failure

This course is a discussion of the evidence-based data that addresses the management of hypoxemic patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Target Audience

Critical Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Neurologists, Gastroenterologists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the beneficial effects of high-flow nasal cannula and noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in patients with hypoxemia respiratory failure.
  • Employ an evidence-based approach to lung-protective ventilation.
  • Implement evidence-based strategies for ventilator support and adjunctive therapies in patients utilizing both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic techniques.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Fan, E., Del Sorbo, L., Goligher, E. C., Hodgson, C. L., Munshi, L., Walkey, A. J., ... & Ferguson, N. D. (2017). American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 195(9), 1253-1263.
  • Levy, S. D., Alladina, J. W., Hibbert, K. A., Harris, R. S., Bajwa, E. K., & Hess, D. R. (2016). High-flow oxygen therapy and other inhaled therapies in intensive care units. The Lancet, 387(10030), 1867-1878.
  • Hess, D. R. (2015). Recruitment Maneuvers and PEEP Titration. Respiratory care, 60(11), 1688-1704.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
01/05/2018
Course expires: 
01/31/2021

Dean Hess, Ph.D., RRT, FAARC    
Editor in Chief, Respiratory Care
Assistant Director of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Lecturer, College of Health Professions, Northeastern University 
Boston, Massachusetts

Dean Hess, Ph.D., RRT, is a consultant for Philips Respironics and Ventec Life Support and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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