Become a Mechanical Ventilation Expert!

You can stop chasing others to teach you and learn fast and when you choose!

You are constantly chasing others to teach you this difficult skill?

We all know that Critical Care can be intimidating. You walk in on that first day and it can seem overwhelming. All that machinery! You know there are patients in there somewhere.

It's hard enough to get yourself settled into the Critical Care way of looking after our patients. What I only have to look after one patient? You quickly realize that can be a mountain to climb when they are really sick.

The experienced staff seem so slick don't they? When they reach for the ventilator it is a click here and a twist there and everything seems to be taken care of!

So much terminology, so much information on the screen and graphs constantly changing. 

It can be confusing and maybe a little terrifying!

Will you ever get the hang of it? People just don't seem to have the time to go through it with you.

You have just got to learn it as you go along and hope for the best.

But there is a patient at the end of all that tubing and you don't want to get it wrong. In fact you want to know it all!!!

I have been there................

"Master Mechanical Ventilation"

This online video course will teach you all the skills and knowledge you need to make sure you are able to use the ventilator most effectively. This will also ensure that the patient is on the optimum mode and the settings for them are appropriate. You will also know when it is the right moment to start weaning your patient. And you will be able to teach others!

Don't just take my word for it!

Garry Swann

Founder of the ACP role.

Get the basics of interpretation right...

 - these are great for anyone extending their practice, e.g. tACP, jACP, PA, junior Dr, Physiotherapist, etc. Get the basics of interpretation right and you’re made for life.

Dr Heather Baid


He draws from his experience...

 I think you’ve done an excellent job which clearly draws from your experience and expertise with communication through online means.  Your videos are very professionally made.

Faye Cody

Clinical Skills Demonstrator

Cannot wait for the next one...

Thank you so much again to the Critical Care Practitioner for taking the time to produce and deliver your fantastic webinars! I thoroughly enjoy attending, learning and listening. I cannot wait for the next one!

Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

After you sign up you will get access to all seventeen videos which you can watch at a time which suits you. There is over 2 hours of learning plus audio and written files for you to access. You will have access to this forever and at the need you will also be able to download a certificate as proof of your learning.  

Step by step

If you can understand the basics then mechanical ventilation is no longer a mystery.

And once you do understand the basics you can help others learn too..

Learn at your pace

Understanding mechanical ventilation is not so hard I promise.

If you are tired of chasing others for teaching and then forgetting everything they have said when you were on a busy shift this is your chance to do it in your own time.

Your patient benefits

You will become a more valuable part of the team and able to offer your informed opinions on what should happen next.

This can only benefit your patient because of the improvement in their care...because of your learning.

Jonathan Downham- Your Tutor

I have worked in Critical Care for over 25 years and am now an Advanced Critical Care Practitioner, which means I work alongside the doctors doing all the same jobs.

I am also an Associate Professor at one of the UK's top Universities where I teach others moving through the Advanced Practice pathway to gain their Masters level qualifications.


Module 1: Master Mechanical Ventilation

  • Why do we ventilate.
  • Physiologic effects of ventilation
  • Ventilator screen- What do those numbers mean.
  • SIMV
  • Trigger variables
  • Capnography
  • ARDS and Proning
  • Chest Drains
  • Pressure Volume Loops
  • Humidification
  • Understanding the waveforms
  • I:E ratio
  • Pressure control versus volume control

Module 2: Tracheostomy Demystified

  • Indications for a tracheostomy
  • Types of tracheostomy tube
  • Tracheostomy Humidification
  • Suctioning the tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy red flags

Plus some bonuses to help your learning.

I have added some extras that I think will also be of great value to help you become that expert nurse we all want to be!

Tracheal Intubation Guidelines

Four more videos covering the latest recommendations on best practice when we are intubating our patients. This ensures we work as a team!

All my notes!

 The notes I made when writing this course are also yours to print out and keep for future reference. You can even use them when you teach others!

All this at a reduced price.

My Guarantees when you buy

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  • Working time 24/7 all days
  • Lifetime Access to a growing and updated resource
  • Access to All Modules
  • Immediate Start
  • Refund-no questions asked within 14 days
money back
100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.

If, for any reason, you don't like this amazing course, you can get a full refund anytime within 14 days after your purchase. If you have any issues, just email me and I will refund you no questions asked.

Can't see it happening though.


How long will the course take?

That really is up to you. There are seventeen videos which is about two and a half hours of content. Plus the written material. You could be brave and do it all at once but I would recommend watching one video at a time, making sure you understand it, and then come back to another a day or two later. Reinforce that learning!

How long are the videos?

Most are less than 10 minutes long. I know I have a short attention span so didn't want to make each one too long. there are some that are longer than that but they are the exception.

What if I don't find it valuable for me?

Absolutely no problem. I know it might not be for everyone. You can just get in touch with me to let me know and if it's within 14 days of purchase you can have your money back no questions asked. So you really have nothing to lose!

Sign Up! Become that better practitioner!

With this teaching I know I can help you to become a better practitioner. Learning at your pace and in your time and you can watch the videos again and again.

I have been where you are now- let me help you help your patient.