WHO Critical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Training
Welcome to the WHO Critical Care Training Short Course for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI).
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information

Overview: The WHO Critical Care Training Short Course for Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) includes content on clinical management of patients with a severe acute respiratory infection.

This course is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units (ICUs) in low and middle-income countries and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection (SARI), including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock. It is a hands-on practical guide to be used by health care professionals involved in critical care management during outbreaks of influenza virus (seasonal) human infection due avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9), MERS-CoV, nCoV or other emerging respiratory viral epidemics.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, participants should:

  • Possess some of the necessary tools that can be used to care for the critically ill patient from hospital entry to hospital discharge.

Course duration: Approximately 10 hours.

Certificates: There are no certificates available at this time.

Target audience: This course is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units (ICUs) in low and middle-income countries.

Course contents

  • Module 1: Introduction to nCoV and IPC:

    This module covers a clinical update on nCoV as of 30.01.2020, and infection prevention and control (IPC) for patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI).
  • Module 2: Clinical Syndromes and Pathophysiology of Sepsis and ARDS:

    This module covers clinical syndromes and the pathophysiology of Sepsis and ARDS.
  • Module 3: Triage:

    This module covers triage and early recognition of patients with SARI. It includes two role-playing scenarios.
  • Module 4: Monitoring :

    In this module, participants will learn about monitoring patients with SARI.
  • Module 5: Diagnostics:

    In this module, participants will learn about differential diagnosis, specimen collection and diagnostic tests for SARI.
  • Module 6: Oxygen Therapy:

    This module covers oxygen therapy.
  • Module 7: Antimicrobials:

    This module covers antimicrobial therapy and its modification after diagnostic test interpretation.
  • Module 8: Sepsis:

    In this module, participants will learn how to deliver targeted resuscitation for Sepsis and septic shock.
  • Module 9: Mechanical Ventilation:

    In this module, participants will learn how to deliver lung-protective ventilation for invasive mechanical ventilation for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
  • Module 10: Sedation:

    This module covers invasive mechanical ventilation for ARDS, managing pain, agitation and delirium.
  • Module 11: Best Practices to Prevent Complications:

    This module covers the best practices to prevent complications.
  • Module 12: Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation:

    In this module, participants will learn about liberation from Mechanical Ventilation.
  • Module 13: Quality in Critical Care:

    This module covers quality in critical care.
  • Module 14: Pandemic Preparedness and Ethical Considerations:

    In this module, participants will learn about pandemic preparedness and ethical considerations.

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