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

Proportional Pressure Support - Ventilation Concepts

09/11/2018 12:00 PM       One of the major goals of mechanical ventilation is supporting patients with respiratory insufficiency. A major challenge to this goal is having good synchronization between the mechanical ventilator and the patient. Proportional ventilation might offer the best systems yet devised for assisting patients with respiratory insufficiency. This lecture will concentrate on the unique aspects of proportional ventilation as compared to current standard forms of mechanical ventilation and how different ventilating systems address this issue.

Hot Topics in Mechanical Ventilation

08/14/2018 12:00 PM       Artificial ventilation was first mentioned in the Bible. Artificial ventilations popularity has waxed and waned throughout recorded history. Since the mid 20th century mechanical ventilation has been steadily evolving. This lecture will be discussing the latest topics and issues being discussed in the literature as we move through the second decade of the 21st century.

APRV Case Studies

07/10/2018 12:00 PM      

Ventilator Associated Events

06/12/2018 12:00 PM       The CDC through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is responsible for tracking the incidence of patient events occurring during hospital admission. Pre-2013 the NHSN tracked complications of mechanical ventilation by tracking VAP (Ventilator associated pneumonia). A primary component for the detection of VAP was the interpretation of the chest radiograph. VAP criteria and definitions are nether sensitive nor specific. In January 2013 the standard was changed to Ventilator Associated Events (VAE). VAE uses objective data for scoring which may be done automatically through the electronic medical record. In Reducing Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) we will discuss the working definition of VAE as it compares to the previous surveillance standard of Ventilator associated Pneumonia (VAP).

Advanced Graphics

05/22/2018 12:00 PM       In advanced ventilator graphics we will examine some of the more common (and uncommon) anomalies seen in waveform graphics. We will then look at the use of graphic loops in mechanical ventilation. And then finally we will examine the newest automated systems for monitoring patient ventilator interactions.

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.