Mechanical Ventilation

Theme:   Let's Get Down to the Nitty Gritty


August 21 , 2019
Lake Naivasha Resort, Naivasha
Slots available: 8

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Nearly 70% of critically ill patients require Mechanical Ventilation primarily for respiratory failure.  Other indications may include Cardio-Cerebral support following organ injury or Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation. Thus, mechanical ventilation can be a treatment, a supportive therapy and a potential source of complications, given its ubiquitous application. A good understanding of its principles is therefore vital.




This shall be a one-day interactive workshop with the following intended objectives:

  • undrestanding mechanisms of respiratory failure
  • understanding patient-ventilator interactions
  • understanding static and dynamic pulmonary mechanics
  • clinical simulations for abnormalities in gas exchange and lung mechanics

Target Audience


Members of the ICU interprofessional team involved in the care of mechanically ventilated patients i.e. Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, Internists, Surgeons, Pediatricians, Registrars, Residents, Senior House Officers, and Critical Care Nurses.







Payment details to be sent to Shelmith: 0710813533

August 21
Time Activity
07:45 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 08:15 Introduction
By   Idris Chikophe
08:15 - 08:45 Mechanisms of Respiratory Failure I: Abnormalities of Gas Exchange
By   David Odaba
08:45 - 09:15 Mechanisms of Respiratory Failure II: Altered Lung Mechanics
By   Kaiser Fitzwanga
09:15 - 09:45 Equation of Motion: Pressure, Volume, Flow
By   Idris Chikophe
09:45 - 10:00 Tea
10:00 - 11:00 Patient Ventilator Interaction: Pressure, Volume & Flow Scalars; Pig Lung & Computer Based Simulation
By   Kaiser Fitzwanga
11:00 - 12:00 Measurements I: Static Measurements Plateau Pressure, Driving Pressure, Static Compliance, Intrinsic PEEP. Pig Lung Simulation
By   David Odaba
12:00 - 13:00 Measurements II: Dynamic Measurements FRC, Dynamic Compliance, Recruitment Manoeuvre. Pig Lung Simulation
By   Demet S. Sulemanji
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 ARDS: Computer-Based Simulation
By   Demet S. Sulemanji
15:00 - 16:00 Asthma: Computer-Based Simulation
By   Idris Chikophe
16:00 - 16:30 Feedback and Closing
By   Kaiser Fitzwanga