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Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19

Harvard University via edX

Overview

This course will help prepare licensed non-ICU hospital clinicians to support critical care respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurses in caring for a patient who is receiving mechanical ventilation. Given the increasing number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia, the medical system is, and will continue to be, in dire need of licensed medical professionals who can support the care for these patients.

Continuing Education
Medical professionals who complete the course and pass a brief quiz can claim up to three continuing education credit hours. Eligible learners can claim three _AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (physicians), nursing CEU credits, or a certificate of attendance for allied health professionals and other learners. _

This course provides general information about mechanical ventilation. It is intended for licensed medical professionals. Patient needs and clinical care settings vary, and the information provided is not intended as medical, diagnostic or treatment advice. Ventilators should be used under the supervision of a qualified licensed medical professional. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the particular device you are using and the product information sheet for any drug administered. This subject is complex and evolving. The authors and providers of this course do not warrant that the information provided is accurate in every respect or complete, and disclaim responsibility for your use and application of the information.

As medical professionals from all over the U.S. and from every discipline come together to fight the COVID-19 virus, now is the time to share knowledge and tools. Helping prepare non-ICU hospital personnel to help in the operation of a mechanical ventilator will make us stronger, giving us all an extra pair of hands to lean on for support. Our patients depend on us.

There is no question that respiratory therapists and critical care physicians and nurses are the experts for managing the care for critically ill patients. However, during extreme times like this, the patient surge capacity may exceed the number of available trained personnel. And so, now is the time to come together.

This course is a great primer for non-ICU physicians and other clinicians who are asked to staff critical care areas. It will help these professionals better understand the basic concepts of mechanical ventilation and care for the patient receiving mechanical ventilation. We recognize the ever-expanding number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, the medical system will need clinicians that can assist in operating mechanical ventilators. We encourage all non-ICU clinicians to consider completing this course, readying themselves to best help their colleagues and patients on the front lines of this virus.

Taught by

Dr. Susan Wilcox and Thomas Piraino

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Reviews

4.9 rating, based on 19 reviews

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  • Charles R.

    Charles is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I want to learn mechanical ventilation convid 19 skills to joining our front-line people to held to fighting this pandemic together as team so that our nations are saved and get well from this dangerous viruses from affecting our people now and into the near future .

    In my science class we did basic simple practical on ventilation . so basically i will improve and learning more skills from that course .
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    the course & video presentation are very useful
    excellent presentation, I gained more knowledge and how to manage covid 19 patients during intubation ,ventilator setting & Ventilator management
  • Assist. completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    This was a very good review of the basics and Information and Covid 19. The Vent settings and wave form information was very informational. Honestly, I forgot a lot of the basics ventilation theory. This was a very excellent review to some of us, but to others well be a good start to learning the Theory.
  • Mohammad is taking this course right now.

    Mechanical ventilation or ventilators can help in this stabilizing convid19 through this we can help control the help of the spread of convid19.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Great experience! Learning this course material at time of the COVID19 Pandemic has better equipped me to safely and effectively perform my health care nursing duties. Thank you.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Great investment i am Medical person and working in Karolinska hospital in Sweden ..
    This would give great knowlege to the future..
  • Md.yeanur B.

    Md.yeanur is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I'm interested for online course because it is right time now epidemic.
    Certificates are issued based on the topics I have applied
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course will help prepare licensed non-ICU hospital clinicians to assist in the operation of a ventilator. Given the increasing number of patients contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia, the medical system is, and will continue to be, in dire...
  • 30/03/1993

    30/03/1993 completed this course.

    Covid patient with a lot of people that don't know how much they were going on with your. He was going to be a great day Sir yes or something like that don't have to be a great day Sir I don't know what you think about it is not going to be a great day Sir I don't know what you think about it is not going to be a great day Sir I don't know what you think about it is not going to be a great day Sir
  • Durga O.

    Durga completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    The ventilator is essential instrument for serious cases of covid 19 use for oxygen supply if patient not self efforts. covid 19 is flu like disease generally not differentciat with normal flu but virus attack on body harmfully so ventilatior required not all cases but some cases need .
    Ventilatior provide envarmental oxygen into body by different oxygen supply way.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Mechanical Ventilation is vital in our lives right now hence we are facing this pandemic in the whole world i believe that this course is going to help everyone and also empower us with neccessary information and give people knowledge about the Covid 19. I would advice everyone to take this course and make sure that they learn and apply the information. Thank you.
  • Lamin S.

    Lamin completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Basic fact about the vitilator is understanable and time factor is medium .This courses really keep me busy doing thing and the same time help me to have a great undertansding about it .This courses have actual help me to join the people at the front line to conbart the epedamic.
  • Roman W.

    Roman completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This was a very concise introduction to mechanical ventilation,hee we learned different types of mechanical ventilation,how we will set it,also discussed in detail about the weaning off ventilation. At the end ARDS in COVID_19 was very well explained.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is a unique course to help us fight against corona virus. This is really an excellent and exciting course not only to treat the corona affected patients but also to treat other patients suffering from obstructive lung disease.
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    Anam Y.

    Anam completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This article is informative. I learn a lot of things. Very helpful in how to tackle with present situation and in hospitals how to deal with patient suffering with pandemic disease.
  • Vivek M.

    Vivek completed this course.

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  • Syed J.

    Syed is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it.

    This is a very important for all person.i like this course.i all ready digest my friends because this course is very important for all person.

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