Theory of Mechanical Ventilation

Self-Directed Learning

Recorded Webinar

Power Point guided discussion behind the theory of mechanical ventilation provided by an experienced registered respiratory therapist.  This course includes the types of ventilation, the modes of ventilation and management of ventilator alarms.  This course is intended to enhance the knowledge, skills and practice when providing care to a patient with mechanical ventilation.

Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity
  • Complete entire Self-Directed Learning
  • Complete Post-Test with a passing score of > 80% 
  • Complete evaluation with electronic signature


Target Audience





Learning Objectives

By the end of this educational activity the learner will be able to:

  • explain the difference between spontaneous ventilation and mechanical ventilation.
  • differentiate the modes of mechanical ventilation.
  • describe the settings of a mechanical ventilator.
  • recognize the ventilator alarms and their functions.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

No relevant conflict of interest or financial relationships were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors or presenters.

Scott Lea, RRT 

Scott has been a pediatric and adult respiratory therapist for almost 30 years. Much of his career was spent at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he served as the Director of Respiratory Therapy before leaving to establish his own respiratory home care company.  He taught respiratory therapy at Hahnemann University. He lectures frequently on the topic of home care management (theory and practice) of ventilator-dependent children.


Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours (ANCC)
  • 1.50 Participation


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If course is cancelled:

By BAYADA; if the education is cancelled for any reason the learner will receive a full refund for any applicable course fee.  BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.

By learner; any applicable course fee will be refundable up until one (1) day prior to date registered for the education.  After this date the course fee may be non-refundable.  BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.

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Special Needs

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