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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.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

05/10/2019 12:00 PM       To discuss the diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury, the intensive care management, and the role of the respiratory therapist in providing care.

Your Best Friend on Your Worst Day: The RT's Role in Critical Care Transport

05/10/2019 10:00 AM       Discuss the role of the RT in the highly competitive and acute environment of critical care transports. Safety topics will also be discussed. Identify the specific skill sets and personality traits in potential candidate. Case studies will also be reviewed.

Lung Rest

05/10/2019 07:00 AM       When utilizing extra corpeal membrane oxygenation for support of lung injury the goal of mechanical ventilation should be “lung rest”. Lung rest should minimize stress and strain on the lung to help promote lung healing. This lecture will review key concepts in lung rest and lung injury and address key physiologic issues to address when applying lung rest.

Finding Your Why in Respiratory

05/08/2019 03:00 PM       This program will help you to figure out and embrace WHY you got into respiratory therapy. We all have different reasons and that variety is what makes our field so great. When we foster and live out our WHY we no longer have a job, we have a passion that positively affects our patients' lives.

Waveform Graphics: Part 2

05/08/2019 07:00 AM       Waveform graphics part 2 will present basic end tidal CO2 graphics, loops in mechanical ventilation and examine the newer more automated systems for monitoring pulmonary mechanics currently available on the latest generation of mechanical ventilators.

High Frequency Jet Ventilation - When, Why & How

05/07/2019 03:00 PM       Overview on High Frequency Jet Ventilation. How it works, how to choose a patient, general patient management and how to use Servo as a tool to manage patients.

Ethics In Respiratory Care

05/07/2019 10:00 AM       This program covers issues relating to ethics in respiratory care and increased incidence of complaints related to unethical acts by RCP's in Maryland. It discusses ways to avoid ethical issues and manners in which RCP's should conduct themselves while in professional practice.

Biofilm The Hidden Problem

05/06/2019 10:00 AM       Biofilm is a hidden problem that is often not easily identified on the intubated ICU patient. Biofilm has been associated with increased incidents of VAP and failed weaning attempts as well as emergency endotracheal tube exchange procedures. This lecture evaluated the evidence of harm of biofilm as well as established best evidence practice to help mitigate this problem

Waveform Graphics: Part 1

05/06/2019 07:00 AM       Waveform Graphics Part 1 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. The lecture will also compare the historical and proprietary nomenclature used in mechanical ventilation with the ventilator mode taxonomy developed by Robert Chatburn.

APRV Applications

04/23/2019 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

04/09/2019 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.

ICU Mechanical Devices

02/26/2019 12:00 PM       This lecture will introduce the clinician to some devices seen at bedside to support our critical care patient’s. We will review and compare the various devices a physician may has to choose for cardiac support including IABP, LVAD, RVAD, VA-ECMO. This lecture will also review the devices available for respiratory support for oxygenation and ventilation. Finally, an introduction to devices that can assist the patient’s kidney and liver.

Waveform Graphics: Part 1

01/22/2019 12:00 PM       Waveform Graphics Part 1 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. The lecture will also compare the historical and proprietary nomenclature used in mechanical ventilation with the ventilator mode taxonomy developed by Robert Chatburn.