Mechanical Ventilation and Thoracic Ultrasound Faculty Highlight

June 12, 2019 by Kristin Crowe

Mechanical Ventilation – Dr. Neil MacIntyre

Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FCCP
Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FCCP

How many times (or for how many years) have you served on the faculty for CHEST Board Review?

Not sure! It has been many years and a regular feature interspersed between the Critical Care and Pulmonary Board Reviews.

What about CHEST Board Review made you want to be a faculty member for this course? It was an ideal situation to focus on a critical aspect of life support at a time the participants were preparing for boards.

Why do you think this course is valuable to those who are taking their boards and to those who just want a review of the content to better improve their patient care?

Both pulmonary and critical care boards place a lot of emphasis on life support technologies. This course provides practical, clinically relevant reviews of mech vent technology to both enhance patient care and address board type questions.

What key objectives do you hope participants will get out of it?

A better understanding of: 1) Vent design principles, 2) Respiratory system mechanics, 3) How to apply these principles at the bedside to enhance lung protection, patient-ventilator interactions, and facilitate the withdrawal process.

Thoracic Ultrasound – Dr. Lewis Satterwhite

Lewis G. Satterwhite, MD, FCCP
Lewis G. Satterwhite, MD, FCCP

How many times (or for how many years) have you served on the faculty for CHEST Board Review?

This is my second year serving as faculty for CHEST Board Review. We created this thoracic ultrasound content for pulmonary and critical care medicine board review because it relates to both subjects and can be an added experience for people choosing to attend either or both sessions.

What about CHEST Board Review made you want to be a faculty member for this course?

I wanted to be able to help create new content that could help tie together the efforts toward pulmonary review and critical care review.

Why do you think this course is valuable to those who are taking their boards and to those who just want a review of the content to better improve their patient care?

Ultrasound topics continue to be included in board questions across all aspects of medicine.  Plus, this dedicated time to thoracic ultrasound can help board review attendees focus in on one subject and move toward mastery of a very important topic.

What key objectives do you hope participants will get out of it?

I want learners to walk away with a framework to improve their pleural evaluations and pleural procedures as well as have the tools needed to incorporate ultrasound evaluation for the patients they evaluate with acute respiratory failure.