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Principles of Adult Mechanical Ventilation

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 16
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30


This comprehensive course provides learners with the knowledge to understand the basic principles of mechanical ventilation and the necessary confidence to provide safe and patient-centred care for the ventilated patient, despite the model and mode of ventilation used.

This course covers the foundations of Oxygen transport and Ventilation, equipping the learners with the awareness necessary to interpret respiratory imbalances and make adequate changes to mechanical ventilation settings.


Oxygen Transport and delivery

Ventilation - Perfusion Mismatch

Blood Gases

Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) interpretation

Mechanical Ventilation       

Indications for Mechanical Ventilation

Physics of Mechanical Ventilation

Modes of Mechanical Ventilation

Variables Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Adjusting Mechanical Ventilation

Complications and adverse effects of Mechanical Ventilation

VAP and Ventilation Care Bundle


At the end of this course the learners will acquire the knowledge and skills that will make them capable to:

  • Understand the phases of Oxygen transport and delivery to the tissues.
  • Understand how ventilation mismatch occurs and recognise main causes.
  • Understand what ABG samples measure and how to interpret the result.
  • Identify and discuss indications for mechanical ventilation.
  • Describe the phases of normal ventilation versus mechanical ventilation.
  • Understand modes of ventilation commonly used, recognising their rationale for use, potential advantages, and disadvantages of each.
  • Understand how ventilation settings can be controlled to correct oxygen and carbon dioxide imbalances.
  • Recognise the effects of positive pressure ventilation on the patient’s physical and psychological state.
  • Understand the principals of lung protective ventilation and ideal body weight parameters.
  • Understand the elements part of the ventilator care bundle.


  • Nurses
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Junior Doctors


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£ 180.00
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