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Unveiling the Mysteries of Mechanical Ventilation

$159.00 $49.00

About the Online Course

This 6-hour online course was recorded in Seattle & features Clinical Nurse Specialist Nicole Kupchik & Respiratory Therapist Karen LaRoche'. Both speakers have extensive Critical Care experience with a knack for breaking down complex topics into a digestible form.

What Nurses Are Saying About This Course!
Fantastic Course
I highly recommend this course for anyone working in an ICU setting with ventilators. I especially found it helpful during this covid surge. M.E.

Bridging the Gap between RN and RT
This was a great introduction for RNs who want to understand the respiratory side and the ventilator in general. It helps becoming a part of that conversation with the MDs and RTs. It a great way to bridge the gap! - Cheyenne R.

Course Details

Course Format: eLearning/Self-directed course
Contact Hours: 6.0
Course Length: 362 minutes

What's Included

  • 1 year unlimited access 24/7 to the online course
  • 6.0 Contact Hours
  • Downloadable PDF Study Guide
  • Printable CE Certificate

This Course Focuses On

The course starts with a review of arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation as well as uses of Capnography. The basic fundamentals of mechanical ventilation with a build up to managing complex ARDS patients will be discussed.


Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16363. This program is approved for 6.0 contact hours.

Learning Objectives

ABG Interpretation & Capnography
  • Review normal and abnormal arterial blood gas values
  • Discuss common acid/base imbalances and treatments
  • Analyze case examples with treatment strategies
  • Discuss the integration of Capnography into care
Ventilation 101
  • Review basic pulmonary mechanics
  • Compare pressure vs. volume ventilation and classic modes in each category
  • Discuss ventilator measurements and how to apply them to patient care
  • Recognize the relationship of ventilation and perfusion
  • Identify the role PEEP plays in mechanical ventilation
COPD Treatment Strategies
  • Discuss current treatment strategies for COPD
  • Discuss rescue strategies for the decompensating COPD patient
ARDS Management
  • Define ARDS using the Berlin Definition
  • Explore lung protective ventilation strategies through a case-based discussion
  • Identify refractory hypoxemia and evidence-based rescue strategies

Additional Information

Course Refund Policy

Our policy is valid for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of the purchase. If the period of 30 days has lapsed since the purchase, we can't, unfortunately, offer you a refund. In addition, once the course has been accessed, there are no refunds available.

Course Expiration Time Zone

Access to the course expires 1 year after purchase, regardless of when the course is accessed. Please note, courses are set to expire at 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the expiry date.

For example, students in Pacific Standard Time (UTC 8 hrs ahead), will find their class expires at 4:00 PM PST.  Due to the major time difference, we have set all courses to expire on day 366 so you receive a full year of access plus a few bonus hours.

Extension Policy

All courses will be limited to a maximum of one extension. The one-time extension is valid for 6 months @ 40% of the full cost of the course. Extension requests must be received via email at [email protected].

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Course Agenda

  1. ABG Interpretation & Capnography – 1:15:36 mins
  2. Ventilation 101 – 1:17:06 mins
  3. COPD Treatment Strategies – 1:05:37 mins
  4. ARDS Management: A Case Based Approach – 58:33 mins
  5. ARDS Management: Rescue Strategies – 1:25:03 mins

Here are what nurses are saying about Nicole and her teaching style:

"Nicole does a great job teaching in a way you can understand and keeps your attention."

"Great course! Kept us engaged as well for a long class. Great methods used to teach and remember course information."

"Your energy and passion to teach makes learning a breeze! Love how you break down complicated content and make it easy to remember."

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