BEYOND BASIC - Mechanical Ventilation

A  2  day course suitable for senior trainees in Intensive Care Medicine or Anaesthesia,   as a refresher for Intensive Care or Respiratory Physicians, Consultant Anaesthetists ,  and experienced intensive care nurses , consisting of precourse material, lectures  and small group tutorials/skill stations.

DATES February  13rd  &  14th  2017

VENUE  Hawke’s Bay ( Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Education Centre)  

Numbers strictly limited:

Course includes precourse reading, lectures , skill stations, learning assessment. Candidates should have attended a BASIC course prior to the Beyond BASIC course. Participants must have read the textbook and have completed an online MCQ test prior to attending the course.  


  • Applied respiratory physiology, Acute respiratory failure , Heart-lung interactions
  • Advanced airway management, Humidification, Basics of mechanical ventilation
  • Assist control modes: volume control, pressure control, pressure regulated volume control
  • SIMV and assist modes including pressure support, volume support and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist
  • Other modes: adaptive support ventilation, bilevel airway pressure
  • Ventilator settings
  • Sedation and paralysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Weaning
  • Respiratory monitoring including waveform analysis
  • ARDS, Unilateral lung disease, Obstructive airways disease


FEE $550 (prior to 1/1/17) $750 (until 23/1/17)