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Respiratory Failure Management

Our editorial team has curated this list of some of the best free, online courses we could find.

By the end of these modules, you should be able to:

  1. Identify fundamentals for diagnosing & managing patients with respiratory failure
  2. Understand current guidelines for lung protective ventilation and how they apply to COVID-19 patients
  3. Calculate oxygen supply needed to care for respiratory failure patients when using different devices
  4. Identify key components of routine respiratory care for patients requiring non-invasive and mechanical ventilation

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Acid base disorders Tutorials

These self-guided case based tutorials review the key concepts of acid-base disturbances and blood gas analysis.

By WFSA

L2
L3
English

Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Interactive Tutorial

This interactive module reviews:
• Ventilation & Oxygenation
- Alveolar-arterial Oxygen Gradient
- O2 Saturation vs. ABG
- P/F ratio (PaO2/FiO2)
• Acid-Base Balance
• Acute vs. Chronic Respiratory Disturbances
• Steps in ABG Analysis

By UCSF Medicine

L2
L3
1h
English

Arterial Puncture for Blood Gas Analysis

By NEJM

L1
10min
English

COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Course by AACN

To support nurses who need to cross train to care for patients with COVID-19, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) is making this eLearning course available for all nurses, at no charge.

By American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

L1
English

Featured Courses: Advanced chest imaging (L2/L3)

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:
1. Perform and interpret pulmonary ultrasound
2. Interpret bronchoscopy visuals

L2
L3
English

Featured Courses: Capnography

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:
1. Monitor patient with capnography
2. List normal values of end tidal CO2

L2
L3
English

How to Interpret a Chest X-Ray

This a 10-video series that will teach you how to confidently interpret a chest xray for the non-radiology providers.

L1
L2
L3
1h 30min
English

How to use a pulse oximeter for home care

By Lifebox

L1
2min
English

Management of respiratory failure without ABGs

This slideset provides an overview of considerations for managing patients with respiratory failure in settings with variable access to an arterial blood gas (ABG) analyzer.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
English

Pulse Oximetry in the context of COVID-19

In this course you will learn about:
- Basic physiology of oxygen transport
- How pulse oximeters work
- How to use a pulse oximeter, including the Lifebox pulse oximeter
- Using a systematic approach to manage hypoxemia in severe acute respiratory infections (SARI)

By Lifebox

L1
L2
1h 30min
English

(L1) Featured Courses: Mechanical Ventilation

By the end of the modules below, learners will be able to:
1. List indications for mechanical ventilation
2. Describe physiologic basics of mechanical ventilation
3. Describe the basic modes of mechanical ventilation

L1
English

(L2) Featured Courses: Mechanical Ventilation

By the end of the modules below, learners will be able to:
1. Describe and choose modes of ventilation including initial ventilator settings
2. Describe physiologic affects that different ventilator modes have on patients

(Note: some modules may duplicate content. Learners should select the content from these courses that is most applicable to their setting and level of training.)

L2
English

(L3) Featured Courses: Mechanical Ventilation

By the end of this modules, learners will be able to:
1. Set appropriate controls for various clinical scenarios
2. Set-up and break down a ventilator
3. Identify key components of various ventilator circuit setups

L3
English

Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care Course (BASIC) for COVID

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.

By BASIC CHUK

L2
L3
11h
English

Configuración de circuito y filtros para el ventilador

Esta ilustración muestra diferentes configuraciones para filtros de ventilador, circuitos y sistemas de humidificación.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
Español

COVID-19 en adultos: reporte y manejo de casos

La serie de presentaciones de diapositivas didácticas está destinada a servir como marco de contenido para ser modificado, actualizado y utilizado por los instructores locales que apoyan a los trabajadores de la salud que atienden a pacientes con COVID19.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
Español

COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Course by AACN

To support nurses who need to cross train to care for patients with COVID-19, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) is making this eLearning course available for all nurses, at no charge.

By American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

L1
English

COVID-19 Treatment Simulator

This interactive, online case simulator is expanding its case library to include the latest case management updates for COVID-19 as well as scenarios specific to resource-variable settings.

By NEJM

L2
L3
English

Plantillas de orden de atención respiratoria

Esta plantilla de pedido se puede modificar y utilizar para el manejo del ventilador de pacientes adultos con SDRA. Incluye ventilación protectora pulmonar ARDS Net, así como órdenes para pruebas de respiración espontánea (SBT), pacientes difíciles de destetar y pruebas de fugas del manguito.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
Español

Referencia de Bolsillo para Atención Respiratoria v2021.4

Nueva versión el 16 de abril de 2021 (v2021.4). Esto incluyen nueva información sobre destete y extubación del ventilador.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
Español

Ventilación mecánica para COVID-19 – AARC & EdX

By American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

L1
L2
L3
Español

Ventilator Circuits and Filters Tutorial

This video provides an overview of mechanical ventilator circuit setup as well an introduction to humidification devices and bacterial viral filters.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
8min
English

Силсилаи «Ташкили кор бо беморони гирифтори коронавируси COVID-19»: муолиҷаи COVID19

Силсилаи слайдҳои таълимии слайдҳо ҳамчун чаҳорчӯбаи мундариҷа барои тағир додан, навсозӣ ва истифода аз ҷониби устодони маҳаллӣ, ки кормандони соҳаи тандурустиро, ки ба беморони COVID19 нигоҳубин мекунанд, истифода мебаранд, пешбинӣ шудааст.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
Тоҷикӣ

Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care Course (BASIC) In Low Resource Settings Course

Online Training Course on Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) for provides in low-resource settings, by BASIC and MSF.

By BASIC CHUK

L1
3h
English

Basic concepts of non-invasive ventilation

By OPENPediatrics

L2
English

COVID-19 Case Series for Teachers

The series of teaching slides decks is intended to serve as a framework of content to be modified, updated and used by local instructors supporting healthcare workers caring for COVID19 patients.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
English

COVID-19 en adultos: reporte y manejo de casos

La serie de presentaciones de diapositivas didácticas está destinada a servir como marco de contenido para ser modificado, actualizado y utilizado por los instructores locales que apoyan a los trabajadores de la salud que atienden a pacientes con COVID19.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
Español

COVID-19 Treatment Simulator

This interactive, online case simulator is expanding its case library to include the latest case management updates for COVID-19 as well as scenarios specific to resource-variable settings.

By NEJM

L2
L3
English

Featured Courses: Non-invasive oxygen delivery (L2/L3)

By the end of this module, the learners should be able to:
1. Provide appropriate level of NIPPV to patients in respiratory failure
2. Demonstrate when and how to use bubble CPAP & high-flow nasal cannula

L2
L3
English

Intro to oxygen delivery devices

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
English

Referencia de Bolsillo para Atención Respiratoria v2021.4

Nueva versión el 16 de abril de 2021 (v2021.4). Esto incluyen nueva información sobre destete y extubación del ventilador.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
Español

Respiratory Care for COVID-19 Short Course for Nurses (6h)

Course objectives:
- Describe the components of care during COVID-19, with special focus on clinical nursing care.
- Describe and implement procedures to minimise contamination and transmission of COVID-19 in any nursing and respiratory support activities.
- Discuss indications and procedures for non-invasive respiratory support.
- Monitor patients on non-invasive respiratory support, describe troubleshooting and solutions related to respiratory support activities.
- Apply patient care principles during and when exiting care with an emphasis on caring for patients post extubation and discharge from ICU to general wards

By Foundation for Professional Development

L1
L2
English

Силсилаи «Ташкили кор бо беморони гирифтори коронавируси COVID-19»: муолиҷаи COVID19

Силсилаи слайдҳои таълимии слайдҳо ҳамчун чаҳорчӯбаи мундариҷа барои тағир додан, навсозӣ ва истифода аз ҷониби устодони маҳаллӣ, ки кормандони соҳаи тандурустиро, ки ба беморони COVID19 нигоҳубин мекунанд, истифода мебаранд, пешбинӣ шудааст.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
Тоҷикӣ

Calculadora de oxígeno

Esta calculadora calcula la cantidad de oxígeno que tiene y cuánto tiempo durará

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
Español

COVID-19 en adultos: reporte y manejo de casos

La serie de presentaciones de diapositivas didácticas está destinada a servir como marco de contenido para ser modificado, actualizado y utilizado por los instructores locales que apoyan a los trabajadores de la salud que atienden a pacientes con COVID19.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
Español

Intro to oxygen delivery devices

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
English

Oxygen Supply and Delivery FAQ

This frequently asked questions (FAQ) contains peer-reviewed answers to questions posed by OCC users. Review or submit your questions here.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

Oxygen Supply Calculator

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
English

Preguntas frecuentes sobre el suministro y entrega de oxígeno

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
Español

STAR-UCSF Webinar: Oxygen conservation tips for the non-engineer

Experts from the USAID STAR-UCSF COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group present a webinar on oxygen conservation for the non-engineer.

STAR-UCSF Clinical Technical Assistance Webinar: Oxygen conservation tips for the non-engineer

By STAR-UCSF

L1
L2
L3
English

Силсилаи «Ташкили кор бо беморони гирифтори коронавируси COVID-19»: муолиҷаи COVID19

Силсилаи слайдҳои таълимии слайдҳо ҳамчун чаҳорчӯбаи мундариҷа барои тағир додан, навсозӣ ва истифода аз ҷониби устодони маҳаллӣ, ки кормандони соҳаи тандурустиро, ки ба беморони COVID19 нигоҳубин мекунанд, истифода мебаранд, пешбинӣ шудааст.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
Тоҷикӣ

Basic concepts of non-invasive ventilation

By OPENPediatrics

L2
English

Plantillas de orden de atención respiratoria

Esta plantilla de pedido se puede modificar y utilizar para el manejo del ventilador de pacientes adultos con SDRA. Incluye ventilación protectora pulmonar ARDS Net, así como órdenes para pruebas de respiración espontánea (SBT), pacientes difíciles de destetar y pruebas de fugas del manguito.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
Español

Adult oxygen therapy escalation algorithm

This visual aid was created by the OpenCriticalCare.org Project with input from multiple stakeholders and support from USAID-STAR.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

COVID-19 Case Series for Teachers

The series of teaching slides decks is intended to serve as a framework of content to be modified, updated and used by local instructors supporting healthcare workers caring for COVID19 patients.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L2
L3
English

COVID-19 Guidelines Dashboard

This dashboard summarizes the latest guidelines from select leading authorities and institutions (WHO, CDC, NIH, IDSA, ESICM & more) and provides direct links to full guidelines and the evidence behind them.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

COVID-19 oxygen therapy by COVIDprotocols.org

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

Hypoxia Assessment and Oxygen Therapy Wall Chart

By WFSA

L1
L2
English
L1
L2
L3
English
Français

Neonatal oxygen therapy escalation algorithm

This visual aid was created by the OpenCriticalCare.org Project with input from multiple stakeholders and support from USAID-STAR.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

Oxygen Supply and Delivery FAQ

This frequently asked questions (FAQ) contains peer-reviewed answers to questions posed by OCC users. Review or submit your questions here.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

Oxygen therapy escalation algorithm

Please use the contact us form at the bottom of this page to receive modifiable version of this algorithm for download and adaptation to your local context.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

Pediatric oxygen therapy escalation algorithm

This visual aid was created by the OpenCriticalCare.org Project with input from multiple stakeholders and support from USAID-STAR.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

Respiratory Care Order Set (protocol) Templates

These respiratory care order set templates cover the key principles for respiratory care for both adult and pediatric patients. Separate Adult and Pediatric ARDS order sets are included, whereas other included respiratory care order sets are combined for adult and pediatric patients. These order sets should be modified to adhere with local practice guidelines and must be reviewed and implemented by appropriately trained and certified clinicians. Protocols also include ARDS Net lung protective ventilation as well as orders for spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs), difficult to wean patients and cuff leak tests.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

Respiratory Care Pocket Card v2021.4

Last updated April 2021. This card is also available in Spanish & French and is intended to be used on mobile devices or printed on cardstock and then folded. 8.5x11 inch versions are available upon request.
This visual aid contains informative summaries of key concepts in respiratory care for both non-invasive oxygen delivery and mechanical ventilation.

By OpenCriticalCare.org

L1
L2
L3
English

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