BEYOND BASIC - Mechanical Ventilation

A 2 day course suitable for senior trainees in Intensive Care Medicine, Anaesthesia or other acute disciplines; as a refresher for Intensive Care or Respiratory Physicians, Consultant Anaesthetists, and experienced intensive care nurses.

2019 Dates: 25-26 July

VENUE Hawke’s Bay (Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Education Centre, Peter Lloyd Auditorium). Download information sheet.

Numbers are strictly limited.

Course includes pre-course 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 $300 (before25/5/2019) $450 (before 25/6/2019)