Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19 Free Online Course by Harvard University

Course in Medicine
  • Online
  • Apply Before : August 31, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 16070
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study mechanical Ventilation
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

Through this course, the licensed medical professionals will gain an understanding of mechanical ventilation so as to support the critical care team caring for patients receiving mechanical ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Course details:

Topics: Healthcare, Health, Medicine, Global Health, Public Health

Institution: Harvard University

Subject: Health & Safety

Language: English

Learning mode: Self-paced

Level: Introductory

Price: Free

Duration: One Week

Deadline: Open from April 6, 2020- August 31, 2020

Course description

This course is designed to prepare licensed non-ICU hospital clinicians to assist therapists, physicians and nurses in the operation of a ventilator. Due to increasing number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia, the medical system is, and will continue to be, in urgent need of licensed medical professionals who can assist and know the operation of mechanical ventilators.

It provides general information about mechanical ventilation. It is designed for licensed medical professionals. Patient needs and clinical care settings differ, and the information provided is not intended as medical, diagnostic or treatment advice. Ventilators should be used under the observation of a qualified licensed medical professional. This subject is intricate and evolving. The authors and providers/instructors of this course do not guarantee that the information provided is accurate in every respect or complete, and disclaim responsibility for your use and application of the information given.

Learning objectives

 After completing this course you’ll understand:

  • Principles and physiology of mechanical ventilation
  • Preliminary ventilator setting and adjustments
  • Troubleshooting the ventilator
  • Ventilating patients in special conditions including Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Obstructive Lung Disease
  • How to conduct waveform analysis while monitoring the patient
  • How to assess a patient for extubation readiness and organize the extubation procedure
  • How standard ventilation practices vary in COVID-19 patients

Course benefit

This course is a wonderful primer for non-ICU physicians and other clinicians who need to staff critical care areas. It will enable these professionals to better understand the basic concepts of mechanical ventilation and care for the patient receiving mechanical ventilation. HU encourages all non-ICU clinicians to take time completing this course, ready themselves to best help their colleagues and patients on the front lines of this virus.

How to apply?

Interested applicants can apply for this course very easily and get the course started just by completing an ‘enrolment’.

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