This Postgraduate Diploma in Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market” 

The objective of this Postgraduate Diploma in Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing is to update nurses interested in the respiratory therapies that are currently available, so that they can acquire new therapeutic skills and techniques, apply them in their clinical practice, and also contribute to the development of new research.

Patients undergoing respiratory treatment require proper therapeutic compliance, and nursing staff are responsible for empowering these patients and providing them with individualized care; tools that this Postgraduate Diploma provides to achieve excellence in care.

The program includes analysis of clinical cases elaborated by experts in respiratory therapies, explanatory videos for the different therapies, photos of the materials used for the different techniques, as well as the most recent developments and innovations.

As this is a program available entirely online, students can organize their own time and adapt the pace of learning to their own schedule. The contents of this Postgraduate Diploma can be accessed from any computer or mobile device and be consulted at any time, as long as students have an internet connection or have previously downloaded them onto their computer.

Bring your knowledge up to date with the Postgraduate Diploma in Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing"

This Postgraduate Diploma in Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. Its most important features include:

  • Development of clinical cases presented by experts in related, multidisciplinary areas
  • Graphic, schematic, and practical contents created in order to provide scientific and specialized training in those disciplines that are essential for professional care practices
  • New developments in Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing
  •  An algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in the clinical situations presented throughout the course.
  • With special emphasis on evidence-based nursing and research methodologies as applied to Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing
  • All of this will be complemented by theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments.
  • Access to contents from any fixed or portable device with an internet connection

This Postgraduate Diploma is the best investment you can make when selecting an up-to-date program, for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge in Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing, you will obtain a qualification from TECH"

The program’s teaching staff includes professionals from sector who contribute to this training program with their work experience, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities.  

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersion training programmed to train in real situations.  

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. This will be done with the help of an innovative system of interactive videos made by renowned experts.   

This Postgraduate Diploma offers training in simulated environments, which provides an immersive learning experience designed to train for real-life situations"

It includes clinical cases that bring program contents closer to the reality of nursing care"


The syllabus has been designed by a team of professionals from the best hospitals and universities in the country, who are aware of the relevance of up-to-date training in the field, and are committed to quality teaching through new educational technologies.

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This Postgraduate Diploma in Invasive and Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market”

Module 1. Anatomo-Physiology of the Respiratory System and Assessment of the Pulmonary Function. 

1.1. Respiratory Apparatus Anatomy

1.1.1. Upper Airway Anatomy
1.1.2. Lower Airway Anatomy
1.1.3. Lungs and Respiratory Unit
1.1.4. Accessory Structures: Pleura and Respiratory Musculature 
1.1.5. Mediastinum 
1.1.6. Pulmonary Perfusion

1.2. Pulmonary Ventilation

1.2.1. Respiratory Mechanism 
1.2.2. Airway Resistance 
1.2.3. Breathing Work 
1.2.4. Lung Volume and Capacity

1.3. Gas Diffusion

1.3.1. Partial Pressure 
1.3.2. Diffusion Rate 
1.3.3. Relationship between Ventilation and Perfusion

1.4. Gas Transportation

1.4.1. Blood Oxygen Transport 
1.4.2. Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve 
1.4.3. Blood Coal Transport

1.5. Breathing Regulation

1.5.1. Respiratory Control Centers 
1.5.2. Chemical Breathing Control 
1.5.3. Non-Chemical Breathing Control

1.6. Breathing Characteristics

1.6.1. Frequency (F) 
1.6.2. Rhythm 
1.6.3. Depth 
1.6.4. Adventitious Rumbling 
1.6.5. Breathing Patterns

1.7. Functional Respiratory Examination Pulmonary Function Tests 

1.7.1. Spirometry Interpretation of Results 
1.7.2. Bronchial Provocation Tests 
1.7.3. Static Pulmonary Volumes Body Plethysmography 
1.7.4. Pulmonary Resistance Study 
1.7.5. Pulmonary Elasticity and Distensibility Compliance 
1.7.6. Study of Respiratory Muscle Function 
1.7.7. Pulmonary Diffusion Tests DLCO 
1.7.8. Gas Exchange: Arterial Gasometry Acid-base Equilibrium 
1.7.9. Stress Tests. 6-minute Walk and Shuttle Test 
1.7.10. Pulse Oximetry 
1.7.11. Bronchoscopy  
1.7.12. X-ray Tests 

1.8. Assessment of Respiratory Patients 

1.8.1. Quality of Life for Respiratory Patients: Saint George Questionnaire 
1.8.2. Nursing Assessment of the Respiratory Patient by Functional Patterns 

Module 2. Sleep and Wakefulness Disorders 

2.1. Sleep and Breathing Physiology 

2.1.1. Snoring 
2.1.2. The Respiratory Tract During Sleep 
2.1.3. Sleep Phases 
2.1.4. Hormones 

2.2. Sleep Disorders Diagnosis 

2.2.1. Symptomatology 
2.2.2. Daytime Hypersomnolence Test 
2.2.3. Hospital and Home Polygraphs 
2.2.4. Differences between Polygraph and Polysomnography

2.3. Sleep Apnea 

2.3.1. Definition of Sleep Apnea 
2.3.2. Definition of Other Basic Concepts 
2.3.3. Classification: Obstructive, Central and Mixed Apnea 
2.3.4. Clinical Manifestations 
2.3.5. Short and Long-Term Risk

2.4. Treatment of Sleep Apnea

2.4.1. CPAP as First Treatment Option 
2.4.2. Alternative Treatments 
2.4.3. Surgical Management 

2.5. Pressure Titration 

2.5.1. Manual Titration 
2.5.2. Automatic Titration 
2.5.3. Titration through Formulas 

2.6. Nursing Care Plan in Sleep Apnea Therapy 

2.6.1. Sleep Apnea Patient Education 
2.6.2. NANDA Diagnosis 
2.6.3. Nursing Outcomes and Interventions 

Module 3. Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 

3.1. Pathophysiology 

3.1.1. Physiological Ventilation 
3.1.2. Physiology of Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation 
3.1.3. Indications and Contraindications 

3.2. Ventilation Methods 

3.2.1. Negative Pressure Ventilation 
3.2.2. Positive Pressure Ventilation 

3.3. Basic Concepts 

3.3.1. IPAP 
3.3.2. EPAP 
3.3.3. Trigger 
3.3.4. Cycling 
3.3.5. PEEP 
3.3.6. Inspiration/Expiration Ratio 
3.3.7. Pressure Support 
3.3.8. Respiratory Pressure Relief 
3.3.9. Rise Time 
3.3.10. Ramp 
3.3.11. Alerts 
3.3.12. Other Concepts

3.4. Ventilatory Modes

3.4.1. Spontaneous Ventilation 
3.4.2. Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation 
3.4.3. Controlled or Assisted-Controlled Ventilation 
3.4.4. Pressure-Controlled Ventilation 
3.4.5. Volume-Controlled Ventilation
3.4.6. Alternative Ventilatory Modes 

3.5. Physiology of Non-invasive Mechanical Ventilation 

3.5.1. CPAP 
3.5.2. BIPAP 
3.5.3. Conventional Ventilator 
3.5.4. Servo Ventilation 

3.6. Necessary Material 

3.6.1. Masks 
3.6.2. Tubing 
3.6.3. Filters 
3.6.4. Humidifiers 
3.6.5. Other Equipment 
3.6.6. Cleaning and Maintenance 

3.7. Main Adjustment Problems and Possible Solutions 

3.7.1. Equipment-Related 
3.7.2. Pressure-Related 
3.7.3. Mask-Related 
3.7.4. Tubing-Related 
3.7.5. Humidifier-Related 
3.7.6. Other Complications 

3.8. Equipment Installation at Patient’s Home 

3.8.1. Patient Preparation 
3.8.2. Equipment Programming 
3.8.3. Mask Fitting 
3.8.4. Pressure Adaptation 
3.8.5. Patient Education 

3.9. Follow-Up of Patients on Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 

3.9.1. Home Visits 
3.9.2. Importance of Therapeutic Compliance 
3.9.3. Patient Education 

3.10. Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Combined with Other Treatments 

3.10.1. NIMV and Aerosol Therapy 
3.10.2. NIMV and Oxygen Therapy 
3.11. Nursing Care Plan in VMNI Therapy 
3.11.1. NANDA Diagnosis 
3.11.2. Nursing Outcomes and Interventions 

Module 4. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 

4.1. Basics of Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 

4.1.1. Definition and objectives 
4.1.2. Indications and Contraindications 
4.1.3. Complications 

4.2. VMI Devices 

4.2.1. Types of Ventilators 
4.2.2. VMI Modalities 
4.2.3. Phases of the Respiratory Cycle 
4.2.4. Common Parameters 
4.2.5. Total Breathing Substitution 
4.2.6. Partial Breathing Substitution 

4.3. Endotracheal Intubation 

4.3.1. Orotracheal Intubation Technique 
4.3.2. Care and Maintenance of Intubated Patients 

4.4. Suspension of Mechanical Ventilation 

4.4.1. Pulmonary Function Study to Determine Discontinuation 
4.4.2. Spontaneous Breathing Test 
4.4.3. Extubation 
4.4.4. Tracheostomy in Cases of Extubation Failure 

4.5.    Nursing Care Plan in IMV Therapy

4.5.1.    Specific IMV Nursing Care 
4.5.2.    NANDA Diagnosis 
4.5.3.    Nursing Outcomes and Interventions 

A unique, key, and decisive training experience that will boost your professional development”