Respiratory Therapy: High-Frequency Ventilation of the Newborn, 2nd Edition

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About Course #V7291

Release Date: February 9, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021

This intermediate-level course is intended for respiratory therapists, nurses, and physicians. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles behind the use of high-frequency ventilation to achieve optimal ventilation and oxygenation in the neonate. The major classifications of high-frequency ventilation (HFV) are discussed along with indications, advantages, disadvantages, and potential hazards associated with its application. Specific HFV strategies for various disease processes are presented, and the course follows with a case study to help bring the information together. This course is useful for clinicians interested in gaining foundational and updated knowledge about HFV use in the neonate.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the general physical concepts and theories of high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Identify the various types of high-frequency ventilation.
  • List the indications for and potential complications of high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Describe the application and management strategies for high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Describe assessment requirements and general care points concerning a neonate during high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.

About the Author(s)

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University and program director of doctoral studies in health sciences at Trident University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health in Colton, California. Dr. Marin received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside; an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor's degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate's degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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

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