Pre-Congress Courses

Basics of Non-Invasive Ventilation

The course will give an overview of the pathophysiological basis, rational limits and objectives of the use on Non Invasive Ventilation in the ED. It will present also the different types of NIV, the ventilators and interfaces, and how to treat patients through different clinical scenarios that will be presented in the hands on part of the course.

NIV Course Schedule
Saturday, 10 September, 2011

0900 Pathophisiology of respiratory failure
0945 Goals and limits of Non Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
1015 PEEP and C-PAP: Mechanism of action, indications and contra-indications.
1100 Break
1115 Non invasive Ventilation: PSV, Bi-PAP: Mechanism of action, indications and contra-indications.
1215 Monitoring during NIV
1245 Lunch
1345 Setting the ventilator
1430 Interfaces: masks, helmets and accessories
15.00 Break
1520 Clinical case discussion with practical demonstration
  • Acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
  • COPD exacerbation
  • Hypoxemic respiratory failure (pneumonia, ARDS)
1700 Multiple choice questions
1730 Adjourn