Montreal’s Sacré-Coeur Hospital (HSCM) held the third edition of DIVA training (International Diploma in Artificial Ventilation) from June 10th to 13th. This training included participants from Europe and Canada, and addressed respiratory therapists and nurses, as well as other clinical staff in critical care. Experts from Quebec’s HSCM Intensive Care Services, New Brunswick’s Edmundston Regional Hospital and a group of French experts were involved in the design and delivery of the DIVA artificial ventilation courses. The French officials responsible for the DIVA training content are Professors Laurent Brochard, international authority on invasive and non-invasive ventilation, University of Creteil, Alain Mercat, University of Angers and Jean-Christophe Richard, University of Rouen. All are intensivists and researchers with several scientific publications on artificial ventilation.
Reacts was used in interactive workshops to capture multiple simultaneous video sources that will later be used for training purposes. DIVA experts plan to use Reacts in the near future for international remote training and support. Professor Jean-Christophe Richard used Reacts during training workshops on a new form of ventilation support used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation situations (video in French).
The International Diploma in artificial ventilation (DIVA) is now recognized by the medical departments of Canadian and French universities for the quality of its content and may soon qualify for academic credits.