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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.

Alarm Fatigue

09/22/2020 12:00 PM       Alarms are an essential part of patient safety in the modern ICU. Too many alarms can lead to distraction and may even cause clinicians to “tune them out”. This lecture will discuss the importance of properly set alarms and how to establish alarm protocols for your institution.

SmartCare

07/28/2020 12:00 PM       So much in our lives is now powered through computer technology, including many of the mechanical ventilators currently in use. In this lecture we will look at how mechanical ventilators utilize their internal computers to drive algorithms that simply amplify signals as in proportional ventilation to applications of artificial intelligence that apply applications based on published research.

Waveform Graphics 2: Pressure Control, Adaptive Pressure Control and APRV

07/14/2020 12:00 PM       The integration of ventilator graphics into the machine platforms has opened new vistas into the observation and evaluation of the interface between the patient and the mechanical ventilator. In the past a pressure manometer and numeric readings gave us a limited view of the patient ventilator interface. Now ventilator graphics allow us to see, in real time the full interface between the patient and the ventilator. In graphics 2 we will explore pressure ventilation to include Pressure Control Ventilation, Pressure support Ventilation, Adaptive Pressure control Ventilation and basic APRV waveforms.

How to Handle Stress Like a Dog: Stress Management and Prevalence for RT's

05/08/2020 10:00 AM       The program will aim to give attendees a baseline knowledge of stress, secondary traumatic stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Respiratory Therapists will be able to relate this information to their daily work and apply strategies to their personal and workplace ethical dilemmas and situations. The program will empower Respiratory Therapists to develop strategies for stress management; not only for themselves, but for their department, organization, and profession.

APRV Applications

05/07/2020 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.

Pediatric Ventilator Application of a No-Leak Speaking Valve

05/06/2020 12:00 PM       This program will describe the benefits of using no-leak speaking valves in infants and children who also require mechanical ventilation. Guidelines for assessment of airway patency and tips for ventilator adjustments to enhance success will be given. Case studies will be used.

The Future of Bronchiolitis Management

05/05/2020 12:00 PM       Review bronchiolitis patient presentation. Discuss AAP recommendations. Review strategies via case study.

APRV Concepts

05/04/2020 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.

Transporting ICU Patients

04/23/2020 12:00 PM      

Open Q&A Session

04/21/2020 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.

HFNC & NIV Neonates to Adults

04/16/2020 03:00 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.

Proportional Pressure Support - Applications

04/14/2020 03:00 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 other spontaneous modes.

Waveform Graphics III – EtCO2 and Advanced Monitoring

04/09/2020 12:00 PM       This lecture will discuss monitoring of exhaled CO2 both as end tidal CO2 which is CO2 over time and single breath CO2, which is CO2 over volume or the CO2 loop. We will discuss the components of the waveform and the clinical information that can be gathered from the waveforms. We will then discuss advanced graphic monitoring systems that will allow the clinician to view lung mechanics in real time and observe how changes to the patients lung mechanics are displayed in these modern graphics settings.

Respiratory Management of SCI Patients

04/07/2020 03:00 PM       This lecture will discuss the challenges associated with caring for the patient with an injured spine. Ventilator management, bronchial hygiene, and future management of these patients including diaphragmatic pacing will be discussed.

Waveform Graphics II Pressure Control

03/31/2020 12:00 PM       The integration of ventilator graphics into the machine platforms has opened new vistas into the observation and evaluation of the interface between the patient and the mechanical ventilator. In the past a pressure manometer and numeric readings gave us a limited view of the patient ventilator interface. Now ventilator graphics allow us to see, in real time the full interface between the patient and the ventilator. In graphics 2 we will explore pressure ventilation to include Pressure Control Ventilation, Pressure support Ventilation, Adaptive Pressure control Ventilation and basic APRV waveforms.

Waveform Graphics I - Volume Control

03/26/2020 12:00 PM       The integration of ventilator graphics into the machine platforms has opened new vistas into the observation and evaluation of the interface between the patient and the mechanical ventilator. In the past a pressure manometer and numeric readings gave us a limited view of the patient ventilator interface. Now ventilator graphics allow us to see, in real time the full interface between the patient and the ventilator. Graphics 1 is the first of a 3-part series explaining and demonstrating exactly what we are observing as we watch the screen displays. Graphics 1 will cover basic concepts in mechanical ventilation concepts and explore the graphics as seen in volume control ventilation.

Proportional Assisted Ventilation: Concepts

03/24/2020 12:00 PM       Proportional Assisted Ventilation is one of the newer modes of ventilation approved by the FDA for use in the USA. In this presentation we will discuss the concepts of proportional ventilation, considerations for setting up proportional ventilation and alarm management when ventilating patients in proportional ventilation.

Waveform Graphics 3: CO2 and Advanced Monitoring Systems

03/10/2020 12:00 PM       This lecture will discuss monitoring of exhaled CO2 both as end tidal CO2 which is CO2 over time and single breath CO2, which is CO2 over volume or the CO2 loop. We will discuss the components of the waveform and the clinical information that can be gathered from the waveforms. We will then discuss advanced graphic monitoring systems that will allow the clinician to view lung mechanics in real time and observe how changes to the patients lung mechanics are displayed in these modern graphics settings.

APRV Applications

02/25/2020 03:00 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.

Waveform Graphics 2: Pressure Control, Adaptive Pressure Control and APRV

02/11/2020 12:00 PM       The integration of ventilator graphics into the machine platforms has opened new vistas into the observation and evaluation of the interface between the patient and the mechanical ventilator. In the past a pressure manometer and numeric readings gave us a limited view of the patient ventilator interface. Now ventilator graphics allow us to see, in real time the full interface between the patient and the ventilator. In graphics 2 we will explore pressure ventilation to include Pressure Control Ventilation, Pressure support Ventilation, Adaptive Pressure control Ventilation and basic APRV waveforms.

APRV Concepts

01/28/2020 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.

Waveform Graphics 1: Basic Concepts and Volume Control Ventilation

01/14/2020 12:00 PM       The integration of ventilator graphics into the machine platforms has opened new vistas into the observation and evaluation of the interface between the patient and the mechanical ventilator. In the past a pressure manometer and numeric readings gave us a limited view of the patient ventilator interface. Now ventilator graphics allow us to see, in real time the full interface between the patient and the ventilator. Graphics 1 is the first of a 3-part series explaining and demonstrating exactly what we are observing as we watch the screen displays. Graphics 1 will cover basic concepts in mechanical ventilation concepts and explore the graphics as seen in volume control ventilation.