Ontario Pandemic Response

Suggested Curriculum for Tier 2 Physicians   


Tier 2 physicians are expected to run an ICU team under the supervision of a staff intensivist. We recommend reviewing the following topics to fulfill this role 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 Basic ARDS management Short lecture/PPT
One-page handout
Evidence-based management of ARDS Short lecture
Prone positioning for ARDS Procedural video
Ventilator-associated pneumonia One-page handout
Non-invasive ventilation and high flow nasal cannula Short lecture
Extubation readiness One-page handout
Refractory hypoxemia: How I do It? Short lecture
Neuromuscular blockade in ARDS One-page handout
PEEP, recruitment, prone positioning Short lecture
ECMO consultation guidelines Link to resource

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