What You Always Wanted to Know About Mechanical Ventilation but Were Afraid to Ask
Course created on September 11, 2015
Course Learning Outcomes
- The participant will be able to correctly identify the indication for mechanical ventilation in their patients.
- The participant will be able to independently differentiate at least two differences between conventional and alternative modes of ventilation in their patients.
- The participant will be able to accurately identify at least two standard ventilator settings on a standard ventilator.
- The participant will be able to identify at least two complications of mechanical ventilation given a case scenario.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three factors to consider when weaning a patient off of a ventilator.
- The participant will be able to integrate current evidence about early mobility into the care of patients on mechanical ventilation.
|0-10 Minutes||Overview of Mechanical Ventilation (objective, indications, types)|
|10-50 Minutes||Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Basics (intubation, ventilators, modes, settings)|
|50-70 Minutes||Complications of Mechanical Ventilation|
|70-90 Minutes||Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation (criteria, methods, considerations, complications)|
|90-115 Minutes||Physical Therapy in Mechanically Ventilated Patients (evidence, considerations)|
|115-120 Minutes||Wrap Up, Questions & Answers|
Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS, FNAP is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. She received her DSc in Physical Therapy from UCSF/SFSU, an MS in Health Science at San Francisco State University, and a BS in Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. Clinically, her area of expertise is acute care physical therapy having worked in a variety of different types of hospitals from large academic teaching hospitals to small community hospitals. Dr. Gorman is a board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and also holds advanced certification and training in assessment and treatment of vestibular disorders and in neurodevelopmental treatment approaches for adults with hemiplegia. Dr. Gorman’s research interests include teaching and learning and test/measure construction. She is the creator of the Function In Sitting Test, a valid and reliable sitting balance measure intended for lower functioning patients/clients. She is active in the Acute Care Section-APTA and is currently serving as President. Dr. Gorman has been involved with interprofessional teaching and research for over 8 years with the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and the Northern California Geriatric Education Center as their consultant physical therapist, and is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. She enjoys traveling and providing global medical service and physical therapy in developing countries such as Haiti and Panama.
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