Mechanical Ventilation the Emergency Medicine

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Ventilation in Emergency Care

Latest Course update: January 2017

Mechanical ventilation is one of the central skills in critical care medicine. In the emergency patient it is most often used to improve oxygenation and ventilation in the patient with acute respiratory failure, severe shock, altered conscious state and to treat acute raised intracranial pressure. Ventilation may be required to treat life-threatening presentations of COAD, heart failure, pneumonia, sepsis, trauma, intracerebral haemorrhage, and overdose. An understanding of the indications, complications, practical aspects of mechanical ventilation and respiratory failure is essential in emergency medicine. 

The course explores the following topics:

1. Ventilation: Airway Management

2. Ventilator Mode and Settings

3. Ventilation: Application to Clinical Practice

4. Setting up an Oxylog ventilator for Mechanical ventilation

Information about the course

  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics, and students in all medical fields

  • CME hours: Certified for 7.5 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accreditation: RACGP, ACRRM

  • Duration of enrolment: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolment)

  • CPD Certificate is provided with successful completion of the course

ACRRM Accredited CourseCourse Accreditation


    • Course Code: 8461

    • Points Allocation: 30 PRPD Points

RACGP Accredited ActivityRACGP

    • Activity Number: 89899

    • Points Category: Category 1

    • Points Allocation:  40 Points