Takes 2 hours.
Certificate for completing this course.
This course is to help the trainee who is starting their NICU rotation by refreshing their knowledge about ventilation and boosting their confidence in day-to-day practice with ventilated neonates. After completing this course you are expected to understand the basics of gas exchanges & interpretation of blood gases, the basics of ventilation & lung injury mechanisms. You will be also able to understand basic ventilator settings and how to manipulate the ventilator by responding to the baby’s condition and blood gas results.
ST4 Speciality Trainee in Paediatrics
Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist
- Understand the fundamental principles of lung physiology and gas exchange in neonates. This will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of respiratory function in premature patients and their unique requirements.
- Develop competency in understanding and interpreting blood gas parameters specific to neonatal patients, empowering you to assess respiratory status and make informed clinical decisions accurately.
- In-depth understanding of conventional ventilators, including various parameters, ventilation modes, and graphical representations, facilitating comprehensive analysis and competence in ventilation equipment use.
- Provide adequate respiratory support tailored to individual patient requirements by gaining practical skills knowledge in ventilating neonates, encompassing indications, initial settings, adjustments, and troubleshooting strategies.
- Explore condition-oriented ventilation strategies and weaning approaches for neonatal patients, equipping you with the ability to navigate complex respiratory conditions and optimize ventilatory management.
- Gain a basic overview of High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV), covering its types, indications, settings, adjustments, and weaning techniques, enhancing your knowledge of this specialized ventilation mode as an additional tool in neonatal care.