Mon 17 Jun 2024 09:30-15:50
Online Course

Expand your skills, create new professional connections and discover the answers to your burning questions 

Tailor-made education to support you and your team of NHS Physiotherapists to manage your ventilated patients in ICU. Improve your skills in the supervision of ventilated patients and enhance your clinical practice to enable ventilation liberation. Assess real-world case study examples and ask your specific questions about modalities and vent settings within an inclusive, virtual learning environment.

Make sure you book before Friday 19th April to benefit from the NHS and Public Sector Early Bird, saving you £150 per place, plus you can also take advantage of a new special offer where if you book 3 places, you can get the 4th for free!

Advanced Ventilation Training for ICU Physiotherapists
Online 5 hours Early bird: £249+VAT

What you will learn

Log off feeling confident, competent and connected to the expanding network of ICU physiotherapists delivering respiratory care to patients 

Discover, determine and develop the best course of care for your ICU patients on mechanical ventilation. Grow your knowledge and cultivate new tools by:

  • Developing your best practice approach to managing patients on long-term ventilation
  • Deciphering complex data to understand the variable in vent settings
  • Determining the functionality of ventilation to improve weaning processes
  • Deepening your understanding of different ventilation modalities

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online training remotely

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day work routine:

  • Evidenced based examples: engage with and learn with your expert trainer
  • Interactive presentations: ask your questions and have them answered concisely
  • Closed room activities: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the study day with the confidence to make changes

With thanks to BACCN

SBK Healthcare would like to thank the British Association of Critical Care Nurses for their support. 

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 30 or more people. Please do contact us if you would like this training delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Join, technical support and instructions
Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Ram Matsa, Lead for Critical Care Rehabilitation, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Respiratory Mechanics
The Basics, Means and Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
  • Understanding the components of airway pressure
  • The relation between airway pressures and common lung pathologies
  • Setting up: Understanding Modes of Ventilation & Ventilator parameters
Screen break
Case based interactions
Case study 1: Ventilating patients with Airway disease
  • In groups, you will work through a case study patient to understand clinical decision making
Case Study 2 : Ventilating patients with ARDS
  • In groups, you will work through a case study patient to understand clinical decision making
Case Study 3: Ventilating patients with Neurological dysfunction
  • In groups, you will work through a case study patient to understand clinical decision making
Lunch time screen break
Dealing with Asynchronies
Ventilator weaning
Exploring the modality of weaning practices
  • When to wean and factors associated with poor weaning
  • Classifying weaning process and predicting successful weaning
  • Components of weaning failure
Managing prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • Supporting physiotherapy management of patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation
  • Case study: how to manage patients on extended ventilation using MDT approaches
Questions and answers with Dr Ram Matsa
Close of study day

Workshop new ideas with your specialist course leader

Be inspired by Ram Matsa, Lead for Critical Care Rehabilitation, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust who’s previous training has been described as ‘succinct’ and ‘knowledgeable’.

Job Title:
Lead for Critical Care Rehabilitation
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Ram Matsa is a Consultant in Acute and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospitals North Midlands. He is the Lead for critical care rehabilitation and has set up a comprehensive ICU rehab within the hospital. He also has developed an innovative “Single point Access- pilot COVID follow up service” and has demonstrated a significant “unmet needs” for critically ill covid patients. Has a special interest in sleep, cognition, and delirium in intensive care patients and organised a National ICU Rehab Conference at UHNM. Ram is also a member in the FICM educational subcommittee and co-leads the ”Case of the Month” section in the FICM education. He serves as a member of the COBA Faculty at the ESICM office and has contributed to the revised COBATRICE curriculum.

Ram is the Lead for Procedural Skills (MBBCH Program) at School of Medicine, Keele University and has introduced the Ultrasound Skills in Undergraduate education.

Ram is the lead in point of care ultrasound in acute medicine and has been a “Founder member” of the focused acute medical ultrasound at Society of Acute Medicine and has co-written the national Curriculum for acute medical ultrasound which is currently an essential skill for acute medical trainees. 

Ram has significant research interest and has contributed to number of peer reviewed publications in acute care ultrasound and Renal biomarkers in critical care. He is actively involved in Critical care rehab research.

Pricing Structure

  • £249+VAT - one NHS or Public Sector place when booked by Friday 19th April 2024
  • £399+VAT - one NHS or Public Sector place when booked after Friday 19th April 2024
  • Group discount - 4 places for the price of 3 (lowest priced place free)

You or a colleague can claim the group NHS discount, for booking four places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up coming events.

For group bookings of five or more people, please email Sophie Richardson or call Sophie on 01732 897788.

This course is available for in-house training 

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 30 or more people. Please do contact us if you would like this training delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online training taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the course.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

The goal is to expand your understanding, make new connections and set the ball in motion for meaningful learning and change. Book to attend and join other:

  • Physiotherapists and Senior Physiotherapists
  • Lead Physiotherapists Critical Care and Clinical Lead Physiotherapists
  • ICU Nurse Consultants and Critical Care Complex Consultants

If you have a team that is 30 people or more, you can have bespoke training delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

Every year, SBK Healthcare hosts events that bring together groups of expert speakers and healthcare professionals to help share new ideas and raise best practice. Take a look at what our last cohort said about their critical care-based training experience:

"Really great day, the interactive sessions were so useful”

Early Rehabilitation During Critical Care, University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, October 2023

“An excellent opportunity to reflect on current practice and generate ideas for the future"

Early Rehabilitation During Critical Care, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, October 2023

"Great to network with other organisations"

Early Rehabilitation During Critical Care, University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, October 2023

"Very informative and lots of opportunity to learn from others"

Early Rehabilitation During Critical Care, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, October 2023

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing forums offer dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Sarah Kemm 

Contact: 01732 897788