Reducing Mortality Through Advanced Ventilator Mechanics

Author(s): Angela Wang

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Pharmacology Hours 0.50

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: Pharmacology, Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and asthma are often viewed as two of the most challenging diagnoses to manage on the ventilator. ARDS often leads to refractory hypoxemia, and many clinicians attempt to avoid intubation in asthma patients given its association with ventilation difficulty and prone to cardiac arrest. They are both associated with high mortality; however, there are several mechanical ventilation strategies that have shown to reduce mortality. The presenters review foundational concepts in ARDS and asthma management, as well as advanced ventilator mechanics and strategies for clinical application.


  • Interpret clinical findings to manage and adjust ventilator settings and maneuvers.
  • Review evidence-based ARDS management and literature.
  • Demonstrate application of advanced ventilator management through case review.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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