[COVID-19] The 1 Million Ventilator Staffing Challenge

As COVID-19 ravages the world, hospitals are running out of ventilators to keep people alive. Where there are enough machines to go around, there may not be enough clinicians who know how to use them.

Our goal is to train 1 million medical professionals to confidently use ventilators in an ICU so they can save lives—possibly yours. This is where the toughest battles against COVID-19 are being fought.

Freeventilatortraining.org is a series of online courses on how to use a ventilator (powered by Medmastery). In under 24 hours, these courses take medical professionals, unfamiliar with the ICU environment, and cross train them to save a life with a ventilator. These courses are free and can be completed from home on any device.

Help us spread this 1 million ventilators challenge to as many doctors and nurses as possible! We’ve already taught hundreds of thousands of clinicians around the world (about us). We are now dedicated to training 1 million more.

Clinicians, to learn how to use a ventilator:

Clinicians click here

Hospitals and emergency medical reserve leaders, enroll your team/organization and track:

Administrators click here

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How you can be a part of the 1 Million Ventilators Challenge

  • If you are a potential COVID-19 patient
    If you ever need a ventilator, and the regular staff are all sick, be sure the person managing your care knows how to use it to save your life. Send this page to your friends who are doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators. The life you save might just be your own.
  • If you are responsible for hospital / medical reserve staffing
    Cross-train your staff in one evening. Certify them with a competency testing process that we administer for you automatically. Conveniently add or remove learners from your group, and conveniently monitor your group’s progress from your
    group dashboard. Upskill your staff without much back and forth. Sign up for a free group subscription.

Why are we doing this?

The world is in crisis and we realize that the global shortage of staff trained to use ventilators is a problem we know how to solve. We have already trained hundreds of thousands of medical professionals across all areas of medicine (emergency medicine, cardiac care, ICU, infectious diseases, etc.).

We want to help with the global COVID-19 response by cross-training medical professionals in this critical area.

We estimate that the world needs at least 1 million more medical professionals to know how to use a ventilator this year. Millions of patients will need a ventilator and thousands of ICU staff will get sick.

We’re extremely passionate about taking the lead to solve that aspect of the COVID-19 problem.

These courses are peer-reviewed and accredited by the US Accrediting Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

If you are a member of the media, government or health system and would like to get in touch with us about this, please contact us at support@medmastery.com.

Help us save lives...it just might be your own!

Be well,
The FreeVentilatorTraining.org Team (
about us)