Short Snappers: Ventilation in Critical Care

Join us for this free educational activity on April 28, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern Time

Short Snappers: Ventilation in Critical Care

Ventilation in Respiratory Failure for the Internist – Dr. Natalie Wong, University of Toronto ̸ St. Michael’s Hospital

  • Understand the goals of Mechanical Ventilation in respiratory failure
  • Review how to achieve these goals when using Mechanical Ventilation.
  • Appreciate the risks associated with using Mechanical Ventilation and how to reduce these.


Liberation of the Critically Ill Patient from Mechanical Ventilation – Dr. Kimberley Lewis, McMaster University

  • Develop and manage appropriate weaning from mechanical ventilation.
  • Manage sedation during mechanical ventilation weaning.


The live session Short Snappers: Ventilation in Critical Care is an educational activity approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of Continuing Professional Development options as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As an accredited provider, CSIM has approved this program for 1 credit hour.

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About Dr. Natalie Wong

Dr. Timothy Evans

Dr. Natalie Wong, MD, FRCPC is an internist and critical care physician at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Wong received simulation training through ACES (Acute Critical Events Course). She currently holds the position of Director for the Cardiac Resuscitation Educational Program and is the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for the Department of Medicine at St. Michael’s.

Dr. Wong’s particular interest is in using simulation as an educational tool for in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) training. Particular focus is on multidisciplinary team training at all levels: from first responders to the cardiac arrest team. She has built a cardiac arrest database and a system to obtain in-hospital cardiac arrest data in order to inform the simulation training and for quality assurance purposes. Her hope is that one day this data will help inform IHCA guidelines.

About Dr. Kimberley Lewis

Dr. Timothy Evans

Kim Lewis completed both her Internal Medicine and Critical Care training at McMaster University. She is currently a clinical scholar at McMaster University and intensivist at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Her research focuses on sedation in the critically ill and liberation from mechanical ventilation. She is currently running two randomized clinical trials: “COSMIC” examining the use of the cuff leak test and the “inDEX” study looking at the use of dexmedetomidine in non-invasive mechanical ventilation.