Learning Modules - how to become a respiratory expert

AQAI has developed serveral learning modules especially designed for TestChest®. The basic module "Artificial Ventilation - Basic", is part of every TestCest. All other learning modules use the Advanced Control Software.

All learning modules have a standardized structure:

  • AQAI TestChest® Advanced Control Software.
  • Preprogrammed scenarios for the various tasks. The user can work through the lectures step by step or can start at a certain level. In all cases TestChest® is preprogrammed automatically with the correct reactions. Curves can be derived from the ventilator or from the software which will present real-time graphs of flow, volume, pressure, gas exchange parameters and more.
  • PowerPoint presentations explain the concepts of artificial ventilation. These presentations can be used to introduce a certain topic
  • List of references.

Learning Module „ARDS“

This learning module runs through a case in a timely preconfigured manner, e.g. defines a patient and progresses continously from normal lung to ALI, to ARDS, and to servere ARDS.

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The user will be able to…

  • understand the concept of nonlinear compliance curves, lower and upper inflection points.
  • define the correct PEEP, avoid intrinsic PEEP.
  • administer protective lung ventilation and understand the concepts of ventilator induced lung injury.
  • understand the concept of closing volume, recruitment, open lung and lung collapse and its effects on gas exchange as well as on heart lung interactions.
  • optimize ventilator settings according to permissive hypercapnia and shall also understand any limitations of this concept.

Learning Module „COPD“

This learning module runs through a case in a timely preconfigured manner, e.g. defines a patient and progresses continuously from normal lung to COPD, to servere COPD with acute exacerbation.

The user will be able to…

  • understand the concept of high expiratory resistance.
  • optimize ventilator settings according to permissive hypercapnia and shall also understand any limitations of this concept.
  • optimize the ventilator settings in view of supporting spontaneous breathing and avoiding muscular fatigue.

Learning Module „Weaning/Muscular Fatigue”

This learning module runs a case in a timely preconfigured manner, e.g. defines a patient and progresses continuously from supported spontaneous breathing into muscular fatigue.

The user will be able to…

  • understand the concepts of weaning and muscular fatigue.
  • optimize the ventilator settings in view of supporting spontaneous breathing.
  • understand the concept muscular training, resting periods.
  • learn how to treat patients in difficult weaning situations and will experience his / her knowledge in various cases. These cases will react to the treatment delivered.