Suggested Curriculum for Residents

Breathing

As a resident working in the ICU, we recommend reviewing the following topics if they are not already familiar to you. Topics highlighted in RED are critical for your learning; topics highlighted in YELLOW are important for your learning; topics highlighted in GREEN are for your future reference or advanced learning; topics highlighted in BLUE can be used as a "just in time" resource.

You will identify a hyperlink associated with each curriculum item due to the educational resources for that item. For a small number of these items, materials will be available shortly. 

Category Topic Available Format(s)
Breathing Overview of oxygen therapy Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Approach to respiratory failure Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Approach to ABG interpretation Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Approach to ARDS management Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Basics of mechanical ventilation Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Prone positioning for ARDS Procedural video
Ventilator-associated pneumonia One-page handout
Extubation readiness One-page handout
Mechanical ventilation for the non-intensivist: theory and practice Short lectures
Ventilator tip sheet One-page handout