This course will be offered in live format.

Onsite Live session: Saturday, September 16, from 8:30 to 17:00 CET

For who

Senior trainees / Consultants in their first 5 years


  • Understand the pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure and the effects of Non-Invasive respiratory support in ACPE & COPD, as well as non-traditional applications such as pneumonia, ARDS, asthma, and COVID19 pneumonia.
  • Understand indications and contraindications of the various methods
  • Apply problem-solving to manage ventilators troubleshooting
  • Understand pros and cons of Non-Invasive respiratory support in respiratory patients


Course Director: Roberto Cosentini, IT

  • Erwan L’Her, FR
  • Paolo Groff, IT
  • Roberta Marino, IT
  • Rodolfo Ferrari, IT
  • Patrick Plaisance, FR
  • Abdo Khoury, FR

Educational Material

Provided as prelecture recordings.


The costs for this course are
€ 290* for physicians
€ 169* for nurses, paramedics, trainees and students

*All prices exclusing VAT

Please register through your MyEUSEM account by clicking on the EUSEM Congress registration button. From the Pre-courses tab you can select the pre-courses you would like to join.


Morning Session_Hands-on
8.30-9.00 The recap_All Speakers

9:00-10:45 Each Station will run simultaneously. The participants will change station
every 45 minutes

STATION 1_Ventilator Troubleshooting
STATION 2_COPD, Hypercapnic syndromes

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break


STATION 3_ACPE & Hypoxemic syndromes
STATION 4_From O2 to NIPPV in COVID19 Pneumonia

12.45-13.45 LUNCH

Afternoon Session_Case Scenarios
Four simulated Scenarios on different clinical cases:

13:45-14:30 Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure

14:30-15:15 Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure

15:15-16:00 COVID19 acute respiratory failure

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:00 Final mega code

17:00-17:30 FINAL RECAP – Test
Each scenario will be run by 4 participants under the supervision of 2 teachers
At the end of each scenario a debriefing will focus on main take home messages

  1. The global impact and the importance of NIV in the Emergency Department. Patrick Plaisance
  2. Why NIPPV works. Non-Invasive Respiratory Support Devices. Paolo Groff
  3. NIMV in the pre-Hospital Setting. Nicolas Peschansky
  4. Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema. Roberto Cosentini
  5. Pneumonia (non-COVID19) and Pulmonary Contusion. Roberta Marino
  6. COPD exacerbation. Clinical cases. Rodolfo Ferrari
  7. COVID19 Pneumonia. Lessons learned from Covid19 Pandemic. Roberto Cosentini