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Academy Archive

View the archived version of webinars. Select presentations are available for continuing education credit and will be indicated at the start of the presentation.

Ventilating the Asthmatic Patient

05/08/2018 12:00 PM       This presentation will discuss the unique problems associated with ventilating patients with severe asthma. Normally in the case of restrictive lung disease our concern is maintaining FRC and preventing complications such as repetitive closing and re-expansion of alveoli. Patients in asthma crisis have an acutely elevated FRC with severe gas trapping and the role of the mechanical ventilator is to maintain gas exchange while minimizing gas trapping with expiratory time and mindful application of PEEP.

Open Forum - Thought Provoking Questions about APRV

04/27/2018 07:00 AM       To provide an open forum discussion of common questions clinicians have about APRV. Review of recent literature and how to transition to APRV to assist to answer questions.

Ventilator Graphics I

04/26/2018 03:00 PM       In this presentation we will be discussing the time scaler waveforms of the basic control types seen in mechanical ventilation. The lecture will also demonstrate how the basic control type waveforms will be displayed in various modes of ventilation. Evaluate control type of ventilation based on scalar graphics.

Case Studies in Pediatric Emergencies

04/25/2018 03:00 PM       Several case studies are presented for discussion using best practices of Pediatric Advanced Life Support and pre-hospital medicine to access and treat from a respiratory care practitioner perspective.

Can the use of APRV Reduce the Incidence of ARDS?

04/25/2018 12:00 PM       To demonstrate the mechanism and efficacy of a novel Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) strategy to reduce the incidence of ARDS

Everything Non-Invasively with a Ventilator

03/27/2018 12:00 PM       Many of the ICU ventilators offer more than just invasive support for ventilation and oxygenation. This lecture will review how an ICU ventilator can be used for non-invasive ventilation, high-flow nasal cannula, and oxygen therapy. Will review the current literature on the various therapies for neonates, pediatrics, and adult patients.

APRV Applications

03/13/2018 12:00 PM       This is the second part of a two part series on airway pressure release ventilation (APRV). This lecture will delve into the specifics of setting up the parameters used in P or personalized APRV.

APRV Concepts

02/13/2018 12:00 PM       Airway Pressure Release Ventilation or APRV, while being available for almost 30 years is still often referred to as a “New” mode of ventilation. This lecture will familiarize the participants with the concepts behind the application of one form of APRV referred to as H-APRV. H- APRV has been developed by Dr. Nader Habashi at the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center.

Basic Waveform Graphics

02/01/2018 12:00 PM       Although graphic displays have been available on mechanical ventilators for thirty years a deficit in clinician knowledge remains. This lecture will describe the basic terminology and visual ques to recognize control types and basic patient – ventilator dis-synchronism as seen in scalar graphics.