Module 13: Management of One-Lung Ventilation

Module authors:

Dr. Peter Slinger, MD FRCPC and Dr. Sharon Davies, MD FRCPC 

Module Instructions:

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  • Review each page of this module before taking the Examination at the end.
  • Please give us your feedback! After you have finished the Examination, please complete a CME Course Evaluation and let us know what you think about this module. You will be invited to do so after completing the Examination.
  • You are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Discussion Board for Module 13. There you will be able to ask any questions you may have and read the answers to questions that others have asked. You may visit this Discussion Board now, or after you have completed your Examination.



Objectives for Module 13


Following completion of the module participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the pathophysiology of one-lung ventilation.
  2. Describe the recent developments in therapy for hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation.
  3. Develop an organized strategy to optimize ventilation during one-lung anesthesia.
  4. Employ strategies to manage hypoxemia during one lung ventilation.


IMPORTANT: Before beginning the module, please complete the pretest. The intent is to help you assess your baseline knowledge of the topic before working through the module.

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