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Ventilation 101 with Dr. Hala Karnib

Dr. Hala Karnib presents Ventilation 101 by defining oxygenation versus ventilation, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, and mechanical ventilation. With NIPPV, Dr. Karnib discusses indications/ contraindications, equipment, and settings. She then describes indications, modes of mechanical ventilation, and trouble shooting for mechanical ventilation.

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Mechanical Ventilation by Dr. Rodrigo Cavallazzi

Dr. Cavallazi presents mechanical ventilation by first discussing the physiology of respiratory failure.  He then describes how to tailor mechanical ventilation to different forms of respiratory failure. He finishes with a discussion of the latest studies defining how to best use mechanical ventilation. 

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Tracheostomy Care and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation

Dr. Karem El Kersh describes basics of anatomy, components and indications for tracheostomy. Then he spends time covering when and how to change a trach as well as suggestions for troubleshooting common problems involving tracheostomies. 

 Dr. Rodrigo Cavallazzi discusses steps toward ventilator liberation including spontaneous breathing trial and other parameters to indicate readiness to wean. He then discusses strategies for weaning: optimizing fluid status, weaning protocols, sedation weaning, rehabilitation therapy.

 

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