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“Ventilatory Strategies for the Flu Patient”


As part of its Better Outcomes Webinar Series, Saxe Communications and Philips Healthcare present… “Ventilatory Strategies for the Flu Patient”

This presentation will follow the progression of a patient presenting with a serious case of the flu. It follows the hypothetical patient through the continuum of care from ER to the intensive care unit. In the ICU, ventilatory strategies aimed at optimizing conventional ventilation and prevention of ventilator-induced lung injury will be discussed. The case then progresses to the scenario of failing conventional ventilation and other strategies that come into play. The evidence regarding the following strategies will be discussed: use of neuromuscular blockers, prone ventilation, airway pressure release ventilation, high frequency oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Learning Objectives | At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Examine strategies directed at preventing intubation and mechanical ventilation.
  2. Discuss the use of conventional ventilation to optimize oxygenation and ventilation while, at the same time, preventing ventilator induced lung injury.
  3. Examine strategies available for use when conventional ventilation fails.



John Davies, MA, RRT, FAARC, FCCP |  Clinical Research Coordinator  |  Duke University

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

Support for this educational activity has been provided by Philips Healthcare.

There is no cost for this program.