Dr. Rina is an excellent course presenter and has experience with a range of conditions in various physiotherapy settings
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The diaphragm is an important muscle of inspiration and expiration, and it can be affected during periods of mechanical ventilation. Complications after intubation include diaphragm elevation, paralysis and weakness. To understand these complications, it is necessary to understand the basic anatomy and function of the diaphragm. Thus, this course, the first in a series on diaphragm rehabilitation after mechanical ventilation, will provide an overview of the diaphragm before introducing complications associated with intubation.
The aim of this course is to explain the anatomy of the diaphragm and potential causes of injury post-intubation.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.