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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.

The Forgotten Shift

10/25/2019 12:00 PM       Review the evidence of harm faced by personnel working shift-work. Gives risk mitigation strategies to reduce harm. Explains the cost of harms associated with shift-work.

VAP

10/25/2019 10:00 AM       Review of ventilator associated pneumonia with focus on pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and management.

Secretion Clearance

10/25/2019 07:00 AM       For various reasons patients may need assistance with secretion clearance at home or in the hospital. This lecture will review the current devices and pharmacological agents that assist with secretion clearance and any clinical data to support them.

Oxygenation, are we looking at things correctly?

10/24/2019 03:00 PM       Presenter will discuss traditional methods to assess oxygenation of patients along with common pitfalls of these methods. Additional methods of Oxygenation assessment will be discussed and presented to the audience via case studies.

Pulmonary Issues of Pediatric Spinal Muscular Atrophy

10/24/2019 12:00 PM       Present the history of SMA and the different types of SMA. Will touch on the treatment and therapy options currently available for SMA. Lastly will touch on the day to day Respiratory management of SMA patients.

Waveform Graphics: Part 2

10/24/2019 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.

APRV-TCAV for Pediatric Patients

10/23/2019 03:00 PM       Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) is a ventilator mode that has previously been considered a rescue mode, but has gained acceptance as a primary mode of ventilation. In clinical series and experimental animal models of extrapulmonary acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the early application of APRV was able to prevent the development of ARDS.

PRO/CON VV ECMO Should Be Considered a First-line Treatment of Severe ARDS

10/23/2019 12:00 PM       In recent years, VV-ECMO has been utilized as a salvage therapy in severe ARDS. Since techniques and technology have improved, should it now be used as a first-line therapy when conventional mechanical ventilation has failed? During this session, two clinicians will debate the evidence that supports or refutes the use of ECMO as a first-line treatment for severe ARDS.

Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome

10/23/2019 10:00 AM       Brief review of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, leading into the pathology seen in BOS. Further, will expand upon the objectives listed below. As well as briefly discuss current investigational therapies for BOS.

The Role of the Respiratory Therapist in Preparation, Assistance, and Transportation of the Critical Infant

10/23/2019 07:00 AM       This is a presentation that describes how a NICU respiratory therapist gets ready for emergencies involving critical premature or full term newborns, what their role is in the delivery room, and their role in infant transportation between hospitals.

Choosing Bouyancy over Resilience: How to Stay Afloat in the Modern World

10/22/2019 12:00 PM       The modern world and professional landscape have been described as a challenge regarding personal and team resilience. Resilience is defined as the ability to bounce back from adversity while buoyancy is defined as a continuous upward thrust despite a downward pull. Choosing to define daily principles and implement practices along a buoyancy framework offers actionable steps to successfully staying afloat and promoting success in our modern world.

Mechanical Breath Magic: Gas Exchange without Tissue Damage in the ARDS Lung

10/22/2019 07:00 AM       The current literature analyzing the efficacy of the ARDSnet low tidal volume strategy at reducing ARDS mortality will be reviewed. The pathophysiology of dynamic alveolar and alveolar duct volume change, in the acutely injured lung, will be analyzed and this knowledge will be used to deduce what components of the Mechanical Breath Profile (MBP – all volumes, flows, pressures, rates and the time during inspiratory and expiration that they are applied), which can be used to open and stabilize lung tissue. Data from our experiments using the Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) method using the airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) mode on lung protection in clinically applicable animal models will be reviewed and analyzed.

APRV Applications

10/21/2019 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.

APRV Concepts

10/21/2019 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.

Waveform Graphics: Part 1

10/21/2019 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.

Respiratory Care of the Patient With Spinal Cord Injuries

09/10/2019 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.

Proportional Pressure Support - Applications

08/27/2019 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 other spontaneous modes.

Systematic Approach to Interpretation of Adult Chest CT's

08/13/2019 12:00 PM       This presentation will provide a systematic approach to interpretation of adult chest CTs, identify different CT views and their utility, and will include several common adult critical care findings.

Proportional Assisted Ventilation: Concepts

07/23/2019 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.

Systematic Approach to Interpretation of Adult Plain Chest Radiographs

07/09/2019 12:00 PM       This presentation will provide a systematic approach to interpretation of adult chest radiographs, and will include several common and uncommon critical care findings.

Knowledge Base Ventilation & SmartCare

06/25/2019 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 off of published research.

Positional Therapy

06/13/2019 12:00 PM       This presentation will provide information on complications of mechanical ventilation and of critical ill patients. This lecture will review and discuss the benefits of prone positional therapy and other positions that may benefit a patient

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.