Ontario Pandemic Response
Suggested Curriculum for Tier 4 Physicians
Tier 4 physicians are expected to assist with the day-to-day care of ICU patients but would not be responsible for running a team or caring for patients independently . 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.
|Breathing||Overview of oxygen therapy||Short lecture/PPT
|Approach to respiratory failure||Short lecture/PPT
|Approach to the desaturating patient||One-page handout|
|ARDS management||Short lecture/PPT
|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|
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