Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Course


The program of this course is designed to focus on recent advances and treatment modalities in pediatrics mechanical ventilation. The course is composed of two sections: a morning didactic learning followed by afternoon workshop where participants gain hands-on experience utilizing high fidelity manikins and state-of –art mechanical ventilators.


Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the design principles and algorithms behind the latest ventilators.
  • Analyze ventilator graphics, and assess the appropriate procedures for optimal patient ventilator synchrony.
  • Understand management of ventilators in patients with parenchymal lung disease, obstructive disease, and severe hypoxemia.
  • Differentiate the most appropriate way to wean patients off the ventilator.


The course is two days course and is conducted one time every year.

Number of instructors/trainees/capacity of the program:

The course maximum capacity is 20 candidates; they will be supervised by one course director and four instructors.

Program design:

This simulation program combines evidence-based medicine with technologically advanced simulation education techniques and hands-on learning to provide advanced, hands-on, clinical education experiences for participants from a wide scope of practices, Integrate a variety of task-trainers, low- and high-fidelity simulators, and actual medical devices to provide optimal learning opportunities.

The course uses audiovisual tools to enhance presentations and record the events. Simulated critically ill patient’s room (i.e. PICU) fully equipped with the needed equipment and high fidelity manikins.

Admission criteria:

  • PICU physicians
  • Anesthesia physicians
  • Residents and fellows in PICU, Pediatrics Anesthesia, and Emergency Medicine.