Training opportunities for skills-based procedures are becoming increasingly scarce. Simulation-based education has been identified as one possible solution to this problem.
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Skills-based Simulator Training in Non-Invasive Ventilation

This unique online course teaches clinical skills & clinical knowledge in non-invasive ventilation. It has proven success in increasing learner confidence and competence¹, and offers 1 CME credit per module. The user-friendly learning environment integrates a realistic patient-ventilator simulation, setting a new standard in interactive e-learning.

This course was developed in response to evidence that medical and nursing team members lack NIV skills, and feel ill-prepared and unsafe to deliver NIV in accordance with guidelines³, directly affecting the uptake and use of NIV in institutions⁴.

Please note: The NIV Competency Course uses a high-fidelity ventilation simulator, which is only supported at this time by Google Chrome version 36+.

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  1. Alanna Hare,  Michelle Chatwin , George Hawkins , Anita Simonds.
    Evaluation Of A Novel Simulation-Based Educational Programme For Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Using Objectively Measured Knowledge Tests And Self-Assessments Of Competence. Am J Respir Care Med 189; 2014: A5131.
  2. Paul A. Dickens , Teddy Cheng , Alanna Hare , Odile Asselin , Peter Wlodarczyk, Jeffrey Krigstein, Susan Sortor-Leger , Dion Martin, Anita Simonds.
    Development Of Unique Online E-Learning To Teach Non-Invasive Ventilation, Featuring High-Fidelity Physiology Simulation.  Am J Respir Care Med 189; 2014: A4554.
  3. Plumb JOM, Juszczyszyn M, Mabeza G. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) a study of junior doctor competence. The Open Medical Journal 2010;3:11-7.
  4. Maheshwari V, Paioli D, Rothaar R, Hill NS. Utilization of noninvasive ventilation in acute care hospitals. A regional survey. Chest 2006;129:1226-33.