EdX and Harvard just launched a free online course in ventilator use for health care workers


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Health care professionals who want coaching in ventilator use can now take a free on-line course created by edX and Harvard.

“As the number of patients requiring critical care continues to grow, medical professionals who do not normally work in an ICU setting are being reassigned to the ICU,” in line with a press launch concerning the course. “This course was created for these medical professionals to provide the preparation they need to treat COVID-19 patients.”

“Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19” is accessible on Cambridge-based on-line studying establishment edX.org and can educate the next, in line with its web site: the ideas and psychology of mechanical air flow, preliminary ventilator setting and changes, troubleshooting the ventilator, and ventilating sufferers in particular circumstances that embrace Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and obstructive lung illness.

The course was developed in collaboration with Susan Wilcox and Thomas Piraino on the American Association for Respiratory Care. Wilcox is the division chief of vital care at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and Piraino is the scientific specialist for mechanical air flow for the Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Ventilations at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

“We are deeply fortunate to be located in a city that has a unique depth and breadth in academia and healthcare,” stated Dr. Bharat Anand, vice provost for advances in studying at Harvard University. “That one of our experts, Dr. Susan Wilcox, leapt into action during the biggest public health crisis in a century to bring a course on the use of mechanical ventilators to medical professionals worldwide is testament not only to the skill but also to the commitment and dedication of Boston’s best.”

Health care professionals can enroll at edX.org.

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