Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19


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This course is designed to equip licensed non-ICU hospital clinicians with the skills and knowledge needed to assist critical care respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurses in the care of mechanically ventilated patients. With the increasing number of individuals contracting COVID-19 and developing pneumonia, there is an urgent demand for licensed medical professionals who can support the treatment of these patients.

Continuing Education

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Harvard Medical School offers continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity provided by Harvard Medical School is designated for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credits commensurate with their level of participation in the activity.

Please note that this course provides general information on mechanical ventilation and is intended for licensed medical professionals. Patient requirements and clinical care settings may vary, and the information provided should not be considered as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The use of ventilators should be supervised by qualified licensed medical professionals. It is important to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific device in use and consult the product information sheet for any administered drugs. As this subject is complex and evolving, the authors and providers of this course do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided and disclaim any responsibility for its use and application.

As medical professionals from various disciplines across the United States join forces to combat the COVID-19 virus, it is crucial to share knowledge and resources. By preparing non-ICU hospital staff to assist with mechanical ventilation, we strengthen our collective capacity and provide additional support. Our patients rely on us, and together we can make a difference.

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