Jones & Bartlett Learning Offers Free Online Educational Resource for Mechanical Ventilation Clinicians

May 4, 2020, 16:53 PM by Dani Burford

Burlington, MA, May 5, 2020 -- In continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the on-going need for mechanical ventilation, Jones and Bartlett Learning, an Ascend Learning Company, announced today that they will be providing Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation, a free online educational resource for clinicians, which outlines the initiation and adjustment of ventilator support, as well as important information regarding the more common ventilators they may encounter in hospitals today.

“As we continue to live in a new reality amongst COVID-19 we thank those in the medical field fighting day and night aiding those in need and advancing our knowledge of the disease” said Cathy Esperti, Director of Product Management, Jones & Bartlett Learning.  “We are hopeful that this resource will assist them in the field as they work with COVID-19 patients.”

Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation is a product associated with the award winning text Mechanical Ventilation by David C. Shelledy, PhD, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, FASAHP and Jay I. Peters, MD. The comprehensive guide covers the evaluation and management of critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilatory support, techniques, and procedures for providing safe and effective mechanical ventilation. This online resource will provide clinicians essential information on when to start a patient on a ventilator and how to initiate and adjust ventilation. Essentials of Mechanical Ventilation also includes a Comprehensive Mechanical Ventilation Synopsis Deck, comprised of 1000 slides in PowerPoint™ format, which provides an overview of various ventilator types arranged by Critical Care Ventilators; High-Frequency Ventilators; Portable, Transport, and Non-invasive Ventilators; and Neonatal Ventilators. Jones and Bartlett Learning also offers a full Respiratory Care Curriculum providing robust resources for hospitals, clinicians, and educators.

“In this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, mechanical ventilation can be a lifesaving intervention when applied properly by skilled clinicians,” said Shelledy.  “I am delighted that Jones & Bartlett has made these detailed and up-to-date training materials available to the outstanding clinicians caring for critically ill patients in the ICUs and emergency departments of our hospitals. I hope the materials are useful to them as they seek to provide the very best care to their patients. Godspeed and stay safe!”

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