Neuromuscular Conditions Self-Directed

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Course Objectives:


1. Describe the pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnosis, & general management for the following conditions:

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Guillain Barré syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal muscle atrophy
  • Critical illness polyneuropathy & myopathy

2. Describe techniques for assessment of weakness of ventilatory apparatus including physical assessment, lung volume measurement, blood gases, inspiratory & expiratory pressures, & sleep studies
3. Describe techniques applied to non-ventilatory management of neuromuscular conditions
4. Identify the goals for mechanical ventilation for patients with neuromuscular disease
5. Describe the selection & application of mechanical ventilation methods to neuromuscular conditions

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