Dr. Rina is an excellent course presenter and has experience with a range of conditions in various physiotherapy settings
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Diaphragmatic breathing is important for strength and endurance. When mechanical ventilatory assistance is introduced after respiratory failure, diaphragm inactivity and unloading leads to diaphragmatic atrophy and fatigue. This can contribute to prolonged mechanical ventilation and difficulty weaning. This course introduces methods to help strengthen the diaphragm and achieve successful weaning from mechanical ventilation.
This course aims to introduce the causes of diaphragm weakness after ventilation and explore how patients can be successfully weaned off a ventilator.
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.