Course Description

This conference offers hands-on experience optimizing mechanical ventilation for infants and children. Clinicians will participate in lectures and interactive clinical workshops focused on the skills necessary to optimize patient-ventilator interactions using the latest advances in conventional ventilation, high-frequency ventilation, and ventilator graphics analysis. Time will be allocated at the end of each presentation for open discussion with the audience.

Learning Objectives

•Describe the physiology and prevalence of acute lung injury.
•Discuss the principles of lung protective ventilatory strategies.
•Identify the general principles and clinical application of high-frequency ventilation.
•Explore the use of adjunct respiratory therapies for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. •Describe general principles and application of non-invasive ventilation.

•Illustrate the cardiopulmonary effects of mechanical ventilation.
•Identify strategies to optimize patient-ventilator synchrony for infants and children.
•Discuss strategies to reduce the incidence of chronic lung disease.

Commercial Support Acknowledgment

This activity is supported, in part, by educational grants. A list of corporate supporters will be included in the Final Brochure, announced at the conference, and published in the course syllabus.

Special Assistance Statement

The Duke Division of Pediatric Critical Care is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of an accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or submit a description of your needs in writing to receive service.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Cancellation Policy

A written notice of cancellation must be received by Friday, March 16, 2018 to receive a refund less a $75 cancellation fee. Refunds for cancellation requests received after this date will not be provided.


Casual attire and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Target Audience

Neonatal and Pediatric Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, Nurse Practitioners, and Respiratory Therapists.

Joint Accreditation Statement


In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Education Credits

Category 1*: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 21.25 ANCC Credits Attendees should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AARC continuing education credits will be provided for respiratory therapists. 

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