Respiratory Care Training
On this page we are curating respiratory care training modules from around the web. We have prioritized open access, peer reviewed content with applicability in resource variable settings. Please continue to check back as we are making new content and adding new resources soon. We are also working on translations of some content listed here. If you have requests or suggestions, please contact us.
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OPENPediatrics Ventilator Simulator
This online, interactive ventilator simulator is designed to help users learn to use a mechanical ventilator through a series of interactive stages and patient cases. We are working with OPENPediatrics to expand the number of adult COVID-19 case scenarios.
Respiratory Care Curriculum: Invasive Mechanical Ventilation by OPENPediatrics
In this free online learning material designed by our collaborators at OPENPediatrics, participants can learn fundamentals of pediatrics mechanical ventilation (intubation, vent setup, vent management, assessment and extubation). The modules can be completed via the interactive online course and quizzes or by viewing the individual videos using the links below.
Adult Mechanical Ventilation Course - by AARC & EdX
In this free course designed by the American Association for Respiratory Care and Harvard EdX, participants will learn fundamentals of adult mechanical ventilation. The modules can be completed via the interactive online course or by viewing the videos listed below.
Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Illness Course - OpenWHOLearn more
Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician - by the SCCM
Below are the respiratory care modules from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) online course.
COVID-19 Courses by FDP
These online course focus on the basics of ventilation in and outside an intensive care setting as well as the setup of triage and testing capacity at a COVID-19 facility. These courses were developed by the Foundation for Professional Development with Support from multiple partners including USAID.
ARDS and Mechanical Ventilation Courses - by the ESICM
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Courses
COVID-19 Training for Healthcare Workers by Stanford
This rapid-fire, self-paced course focuses on the critical information required to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care Course (BASIC)
In response to a global requirement to train additional doctors to care for critically ill ventilated patients the BASIC team has created a blended learning version of BASIC which substitutes e-lectures for face to face lectures, includes a live teleconference skills session and is complemented by activities in the BASIC App.