Critical Care Respiratory Assessment & Management (CcRAM) Overview

This two-day course reviews advanced respiratory management of the critically ill patient. Through didactic and hands-on format the student will learn to setup and troubleshoot ventilators for various types of patients, in multiple settings, such as emergency room, critical care units and during ground and air transport. This program takes the mystery out of blood gas analysis by breaking down the ABG results and systematically evaluating each component. Once the ABG is interpreted reinforcing learning with the use of scenario-based interactive group exercises. This course will answer how to setup, adjust and evaluate mechanical ventilation effectiveness.

This Class Covers the Following Topic areas

  • Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diseases effecting ventilation and how to manage them
  • Gas exchange/ABG interpretation and analyzes made easy
  • Ventilated patient evaluation and monitoring
  • Critical care considerations
  •  Sedation
  •  Mode of transport
  •  Differential diagnosis
  •  Vent setup and mode selection.
  •  Common equipment errors and how to troubleshoot them on the fly
  •  Hands-on practice with ventilators

Course Objectives

 Discuss three patient factors to be consider when initiating mechanical ventilation

 List the anatomical structures involved in spontaneous respiration

  Demonstrate ventilator setup on a manikin

 Calculate paralytic drug dosage for rapid sequence induction

 Interpret ABG and set appropriate mode for optimal ventilation of a 70 kg patient

Continuing Education


We offer 14 Nursing CEs for Florida (NCE3470)

Target Audience

Nurses, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, ARNPs, PAs and Physicians.

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