Pediatric Ventilator Simulator Course

Pediatric Ventilator Simulator Course

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Accredited Course

Cost: $0

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Non-Accredited Course

Cost: $0

Courses are free, self-paced, and open-enrollment that may be started and completed at any time. You will receive a certificate of Completion once you finish the course.


Accreditation/Designation Statements

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Physician

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

MOC Part II

American Board of Pediatrics

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Board of Anesthesiology

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5.5 MOC points with the American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Nurse

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 5.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Information

About

The Ventilator Simulator course offers interactive education to train clinicians about the fundamentals of pediatric invasive mechanical ventilation including ventilator setup, management and assessment. The simulator is made up of three sections:

  • Knowledge Guide: Text, illustrations, animations, and interactive steps teach the learner the key concepts of mechanical ventilator and how to use the simulator.
  • Tactics: Short problems take the learner through using a structured approach to solve issues and to set appropriate ventilation and oxygenation goals for a variety of patient conditions.
  • Cases: Clinical scenarios to practice setting up the ventilator, titrating ventilator parameters to achieve adequate oxygenation and ventilation goals, as well as troubleshooting problems as they arise.

Instructional Time

5 hours, 30 minutes

Cost

  • Accredited Course: $0
  • Non-Accredited Course: $0

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses

Expiration Dates

  • Approved: 04/08/2020
  • Released: 05/01/2020
  • Expires: 04/08/2023

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

  • Descibe key features of a mechanical ventilator
  • Set appropriate ventilation and oxygenation goals for a variety of patient conditions, including bronchitis, seizures and acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Demonstrate how to titrate ventilator parameters to achieve adequate oxygenation and ventilation
  • Outline a systematic approach to the evaluation of the patient, non-invasive and invasive monitoring, and ventilator parameters to determine adequacy of ventilation and oxygenation
  • Demonstrate how to manage mechanically ventilated patients and troubleshoot problems that arise

Contributors

Course Director(s)

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH
Senior Associate, Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Author(s)

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH
Senior Associate, Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Craig Smallwood, RRT, PhD
Research Associate, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Nancy Craig, BSRT, RRT-NPS
PICU Clinical Specialist
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Ken Tegtmeyer, MD
Clinician, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Dennis Daniel, MD
Assistant, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Jennifer Perez, MD
Fellow, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

Course Director(s)

No disclosures to report:

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH

Author(s)

No disclosures to report:

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH; Craig Smallwood, RT, PhD; Nancy Craig, BSRT, RRT-NPS; Ken Tegtmeyer, MD; Dennis Daniel, MD; Jennifer Perez, MD

Course Reviewer(s)

No disclosures to report:

Kathleen Huth, MD, MMsc; Emily Hamilton, MSN, CCRN, NP-C; Sara Drumm, RN, CCRN

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.