Mechanical Ventilation

August 18, 2020
Washington, DC

CME credits and MOC points: 4.25

Learn how the use of graphic displays of airways mechanics helps optimize mechanical ventilation support for difficult-to-treat patients. Common problems, such as providing ventilation support for the patient with severe obstruction and COPD or the hypoxemic patient with ARDS, will be addressed. Evidence-based information will be highlighted during case management presentations and discussions.


  • TIME
  • 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM
    Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
    • Breath Design
    • Modes
    • Respiratory System Mechanics
    Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FCCP
  • 2:40 PM – 3:10 PM
    Demonstration – Ventilator Modes, Mechanics, and Synchrony
    Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FCCP
    John Davies, RRT, MA, FCCP
  • 3:10 PM – 3:40 PM
    Conventional Ventilator Management of ALI/ARDS: Lung Protection
    • From What Are We Protecting the Lungs?
    • Conventional Strategies
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP
  • 3:40 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Ventilator Management of Obstructive Airway Disease
    • The Role of Noninvasive Ventilation
    • Management of Air Trapping
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Strategies of Management of Severe Hypoxemia When Conventional Methods Fail
    John Davies, RRT, MA, FCCP
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    What in the World Is Going On?
    • Understanding and Troubleshooting the Ventilator Through Graphical Analysis
    John Davies, RRT, MA, FCCP
  • 5:30 PM – 5:50 PM
  • 5:50 PM – 6:10 PM
    The Process of Ventilator Discontinuation
    • Concept of Ventilatory Dependency
    • Evidence-Based Literature
    • Discuss the Roles of Noninvasive Ventilation and Automated Weaning
    Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FCCP
  • 6:10 PM – 6:40 PM
    Panel Discussion
    Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FCCP
    Gregory A. Schmidt, MD, FCCP
    John Davies, RRT, MA, FCCP
  • 6:40 PM – 6:55 PM
    Closing Comments
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