8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Center for Health and Technology Building, Room 3308

Capacity: 8

This class is restricted to ICU RNs.

Course description

The science and clinical application of mechanical ventilation is broad and complicated. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on simulation, this course will present current concepts of mechanical ventilation, including ventilator modes and settings, potential hazards, and alternative modes of ventilation. Types of respiratory failure and their management using mechanical ventilation will be discussed. Standards of caring for patients on ventilators and having artificial airways will be reviewed. Furthermore, weaning and liberation from mechanical ventilation be reviewed. Practice assessing and managing patients on mechanical ventilation will be provided using scenarios and a human patient simulator.

Target audience

This course is intended for critical care nurses who work with mechanically ventilated patients on a daily basis.


Please dress in hospital scrubs or clinical work attire and bring a stethoscope as participants will work hands-on with a human patient simulator.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 7.5 contact hours.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.


Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form.

UC Davis employees

$25 registration deposit. Registration deposit is returned upon completion of class. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive deposit refund.

This class is for UC Davis Health employees only.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Parking is available in parking lots 4, 12 and 17 with a UC Davis parking permit. A daily permit is available for purchase for $6 from the kiosks in lots 14 (2nd Ave. & 45th St.) and 18 (49th St. & V St.) or through the Flowbird Parking app.


Emma Blackmon, Ph.D., R.N., C.C.R.N.
Professional Development Specialist

Logan Bramble
Health Professions Education Specialist