Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy

3 Contact Hours

Author(s): Susan Jett Lawson, RCP, RRT-NPS
Item#: V7170
Contents: 1 Course Book (32 pages)

High Frequency Ventilation of the Newborn

Price $29.95
Item # V7170
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This course on high frequency ventilation (HVF) will prepare the Respiratory Therapist to assist the physician in the management of an infant on this modality. It discusses the history, types, advantages, disadvantages, and indications of high frequency ventilation.

AARC Approval #145606000

Course Objectives

  • Identify the four types of high frequency ventilation.
  • Describe the five theories of why high frequency ventilation results in ventilation and oxygenation.
  • List the rates of ventilation, indications and clinical uses and hazards, for high frequency ventilation and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Identify the advantages of high frequency ventilation.
  • Identify the disadvantages of high frequency ventilation.
  • List the general indications for high frequency ventilation.
  • Describe the ventilating strategies of high frequency ventilation for the five categories of diseases processes identified in this course.
  • Describe management and assessment requirements of an infant during high frequency ventilation.
  • Describe the general care points of an infant on high frequency ventilation.
  • Given a specific problem (low PaO2, high PaCO2 or persistent acidosis/hypotension), list the corrective actions to consider for each.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.