Lung and Diaphragm-Protective Ventilation

What, Why and How?

The lecture duration is 25min.

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CEUs, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and EB Medicine.

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Ewan Goligher
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada
Lecture Summary

Lung- and diaphragm-protective ventilation aims to protect both the lung and the diaphragm from ventilator-mediated injury during respiratory failure. This talk summarizes the mechanisms of lung and diaphragm injury and proposes an integrated framework for lung- and diaphragm-protective ventilation by limiting lung-distending pressure while maintaining adequate (but not excessive) respiratory effort.

Target Audience

Critical Care Doctors
Advanced Critical Care Nurse Practitioners

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence supporting the adverse clinical impact of lung and diaphragm injury from mechanical ventilation
  • List the putative mechanisms of diaphragm myotrauma during mechanical ventilation
  • Explain the importance of monitoring respiratory effort for protecting the lung and diaphragm during mechanical ventilation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

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Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.