Respiratory support training

Respiratory support trainingLiving with respiratory support requires preparation for both patient and the health care professional, including training in the hospital and in the home.

This course provides the health care professional with the skills and knowledge to care for the patient requiring respiratory support.

Duration 1 day
Includes All course materials and certificate of attendance

Aims and Objectives

  • To understand positive and negative airways pressure in relation to normal and mechanical ventilation
  • To understand the differences between NIV, BIPAP AND CPAP
  • To identify patients who require respiratory support
  • To obtain the skills necessary to competently care for the patient receiving respiratory support including recognising complications
  • To obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care for the patient with a tracheostomy.

 Course Contents

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • To describe the normal mechanics of breathing and ventilation
  • Recognize indications for and identify the equipment required for respiratory support, non-invasive, mechanical ventilation
  • Describe the differences between respiratory support, non-invasive and mechanical ventilation
  • Identify patients who would require respiratory support, non – invasive and mechanical ventilation
  • Competently care of patient receiving respiratory support, noninvasive and mechanical ventilation
  • Identify potential complications of respiratory support, noninvasive and mechanical ventilation
  • Understand how having a tracheostomy alters the physiology of the airway
  • How to care of the patient with a tracheostomy
  • Principles of home ventilation
  • Understanding blood gases


  • Nurses
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