Home Mechanical Ventilation: A Multidisciplinary Approach



Friday, September 13, 2019


7:30am - 5:00pm


The Inn at St. John's


This course will benefit pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation clinicians, physicians-in-training, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, and registered dietitians who care for patients on home mechanical ventilation. Patients on home mechanical ventilation and their family members are also encouraged to attend.

At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
• understand the role of non-invasive ventilation in the management of chronic respiratory failure.
• identify indications for diaphragm pacemakers in patients with spinal cord injuries.
• understand the role of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
clinicians in the management of the chronic home vent population.
• identify specific social work needs in the home vent population.
• understand the role of a registered dietician in the care of the home vent population.
• identify indications for non-invasive ventilation in COPD.
• understand the complexities of transitions from pediatrics to adult care.
• identify the benefits of telemedicine visits in the home vent population.
• understand patient and family perspectives in the home vent population.
• understand different modes and interfaces of non-invasive ventilation.
• understand the role of airway clearance devices in the management of neuromuscular disease.
• deliver serious news to patients with terminal illness.
• understand tracheostomy management.

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