This course is designed as a handy reference towards everything a clinician needs to know about the diaphragm and be able to apply the next day in their clinical practice. This course explains important concepts of paradoxical breathing, effects of mechanical ventilation and Ventilator induced diaphragmatic dystrophy (VIDD),evaluation of diaphragm as a muscle and its rehabilitation throughout the course of patients journey from ICU to return to spots. Hence, applicable to every setting and stage of recovery after chronic illness.
Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Physiotherapy assistants, Occupational therapy assistants, Respiratory therapists.
At the end of the course the candidate will be able to:
- Apply the knowledge of the Anatomy and physiology of diaphragm for clinical interventions
- Analyze the Physical and physiological effects of mechanical ventilation.
- Be knowledgeable about the evaluation of the diaphragm.
- Be knowledgeable about strengthening and stretching ex’s for diaphragm in various positions.