ICU Learning

Sami Safadi, M.D.

The goal of building this site is to provide high-quality learning modules to help learners understand pertinent physiological processes in critically-ill patients.

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Mechanical Ventilation


Positive-pressure mechanical ventilation is a life-saving intervention commonly performed in the intensive care units for with respiratory failure. Proficiency in setting up, and monitoring the ventilator is an essential skill in modern intensive care practice.

This section provides several modules that simulate interactions between a patient and a ventilator. Different modes of mechanical ventilation are presented. Clinical scenarios can be simulated by changing the properties of the lungs, and the parameters of the ventilator.


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