Webinar: Lung Protection Guidelines in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Webinar: Lung Protection Guidelines in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Date: 15 Dec 2020

Time: 1800 to 19 CET


Meet our Scientific Faculty


Prof. Marcus Schultz

Department of Intensive Care Medicine &

Laboratory of Experimental Intensive Care and Anesthesiology

Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Scientific Support

Dr Tanja Treschan-Meyer  

Department of Anesthesiology

University of Dusseldorf, Germany


Prof. Marcelo Gama de Abreu  

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus,

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


Prof. Fernando Suarez-Sipmann 

Department of Surgical Sciences

Uppsala University, Sweden

Target Audience

  • Anesthesiologists 
  • Anaesthesia nurses 
  • Surgeons 


Key points

  • Protective intraoperative mechanical ventilation 
  • Lung function 
  • Postoperative pulmonary complications 


About this webinar

This webinar will address the most important strategies the pathophysiology of postoperative pulmonary complications and different ways of achieving lung protection in the intraoperative period 



  • Risk evaluation for postoperative pulmonary complications 
  • Effects of general anaesthesia on the respiratory system 
  • Reduction of risk for pulmonary complications by protective mechanical ventilation 
  • Role of tidal volume, positive end-expiratory pressure, and driving pressure for lung protection: open lung vs. permissive atelectasis 
  • Current evidence from randomized controlled trials  


Learning Objectives

This webinar will enable anaesthesiologists to: 

  • Identify the role of protective mechanical ventilation in reducing postoperative pulmonary complications  
  • Understand the rationale of the two most relevant protective ventilation strategies 


Practical skills to be acquired after attending to this Webinar

The user is able to 

  • Quantify the risk of patients for postoperative pulmonary complications  
  • Set the mechanical ventilator for lung protection 
  • Identify when a lung recruitment manoeuvre is indicated 
  • Perform a lung recruitment manoeuvre correctly  


Affective skills acquired after attending to this Webinar

The participants are aware of:  

  • Intraoperative mechanical ventilation has effects on the outcome 
  • There are different strategies to achieve lung protection 

The participant will be able to: 

  • Develop standardized procedures for intraoperative mechanical ventilation 
  • Interact with other colleagues to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications 


Needs analysis

Despite years of research and after several publications in this field, there is still much uncertainty on how to best conduct intraoperative mechanical ventilation.


Technical Settings

This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone. 

For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required.