Up-to-date insight into pathophysiologic considerations, principles of diagnosis and treatment.
Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a medical emergency. Without appropriate care it may constitute a direct threat to patient’s life. That’s why it is extremely important to be proficient in timely recognition and adequate management of this critical condition.
Developed by practicing critical care physician with extensive teaching experience, this course is intended to provide essential medical knowledge on ARF in clear and student-friendly style.
The course starts with basic definitions and an overview of main ARF types, followed by description of causes and mechanisms of ARF development with relation to impairment of the structural components of the respiratory system. Another section presents an insight into important dia.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Over 18 lectures and 30 mins of content!
- define and differentiate between main types of acute respiratory failure
- analyse the pathogenesis (mechanisms of development) of acute respiratory failure
- determine appropriate diagnostic and management strategies
- recognize acute respiratory failure based on clinical criteria and arterial blood gas analysis readings
- establish adequate measures of supportive care
- make a reasonable choise of airway opening methods
- describe indications for ventilatory support
- distinguish between most frequently used modes of mechanical ventilation