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.

Course Details

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

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.

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

What's Included

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


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.

Course Refund Policy

Once the purchase for the course is made and accessed online, there are no refunds available.

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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