Choices in Respiratory Care

Course Description

Educational guide to the theory and practical techniques for various types of ventilation:

  • Noninvasive, involving various types of face masks
  • Invasive, involving endotracheal intubation

Selection and use of appropriate techniques require an understanding of respiratory mechanics.

  • Physiology, anatomy of the neonatal lung: Understanding neonatal principals
  • Humidification
  • Nebulising the neonate
  • NCPAP: Tricks of the trade, what are we really trying to achieve
  • Ventilation: Understanding modes, What does the research advocate
  • Oscillation: When to escalate therapy, understanding the role of oscillation

Training person: Sarel Van Der Walt

Sarel is currently the Respiratory Divisional Manager at RCA, previous position as Territory Manager, Respiratory Sales Representative & Clinical Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the medical device industry.

He is skilled in Medical Devices, Sales Operations, Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Capital Equipment, and Account Management.


  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech) focused in Electrical
  • Electronics Engineering from Technicon Free State

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