Ontario Pandemic Response

Suggested Curriculum for Tier 4 Physicians   

Breathing

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. 

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 the desaturating patient One-page handout
ARDS management 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

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