Advanced Mechnical Ventilation


Mechanical ventilation has become an integral part of patient care in the intensive care unit. Appropriate mechanical ventilation adopted for different clinical settings can make a difference to patient outcome including improving mortality rate.

This workshop is designed for critical care practitioner, anaesthesia care provider, emergency and trauma physicians who have a basic knowledge in mechanical ventilation. This workshop will cover areas beyond the “basics” and explore what else can be done for patients who are hypoxaemic and hypercarbic despite “maximal” ventilatory settings, patients who are dyssynchronous with mechanical ventilation and patients who failed weaning of mechanical ventilation.


After attending this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the pathophysiology of ventilation induced lung injury
  2. Understand lung protective strategies
  3. Understand the principles and operation of Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV)
  4. Understand the principles and operation of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV)
  5. Understand the principles and operation of Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV)
  6. Adopt lung recruitment maneuvers
  7. Understand the mechanism behind patient-ventilator dyssynchrony
  8. Adopt the appropriate mechanical ventilator modes and settings for various clinical settings


  1. Introductory lecture on mechanisms of lung injury and protective measures
  2. Break-out sessions on NIV, APRV, HFOV and Recruitment Maneuvers
  3. Interpretation of ventilation waveforms
  4. Case base discussions