The use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has markedly increased over the past two decades, and NIV has now become an integral tool in the management of both acute and chronic respiratory failure, in both the critical care department as well as the homecare setting.
UniTeam has developed this course with the view to introduce foundation knowledge and information on pulmonary mechanics and ventilation–related issues when treating patients suffering respiratory failure. The focus of this course is heavily on NIV support rather than the application of invasive artificial airways such as intubation or tracheostomy tubing.
The course is aimed predominantly at nursing staff, however it is also appropriate for physician assistants and junior doctors. Upon successful completion of the course, healthcare professionals will be able to understand pulmonary anatomy and physiology (including ventilatory concepts), factors affecting ventilation, and pulmonary gas exchange.
This course also covers the pathophysiology of pulmonary disease and identifies and describes adequate airway maintenance, such as the use of an Oropharyngeal Airway (OPA), and Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA). Participants will also learn the correct administration of oxygen, understand non-invasive ventilator support such as CPAP and BiPAP, and evidence-based clinical nursing interventions.
Fundamentals of Non-Invasive Ventilation is accredited for 6.75 Category 1 Continuing Medical Education hours by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi.