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Fall Respiratory Care Week 2020

Resuscitation in the The Land of Oz: Should We Follow the Yellow Brick Road
  • Date: Oct 26, 2020 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Martin Koehnlein MHA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, RPFT, CCT

Presentation explores current evidence in adult resuscitation techniques, improvement, and future applications.

Objectives
  1. The participant will be able to explain the impact of improper resuscitation procedures, as well as identify common errors in resuscitation and how to implement corrective actions
  2. The participant will be able to identify best evidence based practice in regards to resuscitation
  3. The participant will be able to explain the mechanics and physiology of resuscitation

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Secondary Victims: An Ethical Dilemma
  • Date: Oct 26, 2020 9:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Martin Koehnlein MHA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, RPFT, CCT

Presentation explores secondary victim real cases studies, the ethical impacts, identification and mitagation.

Objectives
  1. Describe the "second victim" phenomenon and the six stages of second victim recovery
  2. Describe "just culture"
  3. Describe risk mitigation and prevention strategies

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

APRV Concepts
  • Date: Oct 26, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Cite the benefits of spontaneous breathing
  2. Explain the concepts behind APRV as a form of protective lung ventilation
  3. Explain the role of pressure and time in lung recruitment and stabilization

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Vaping Induced Lung Injury in Young Adults: A Looming Crisis
  • Date: Oct 27, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Thomas Striplin, MED, RRT

This program covers clinical aspects related to vaping and focuses on the national increase in vaping usage among teenagers in the United States. It examines the health related dangers associated with vaping and vaping devices/design.

Objectives
  1. Participants will understand the implications of the significant rise in teenage vaping and the short and long term hazards associated with vaping
  2. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the design of vaping devices and the materials used to construct such devices and associated hazards of those materials
  3. Participants will understand how the vaping industry and Big Tobacco have funneled millions of dollars into promoting smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to traditional smoking

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Mechanical Breath Magic: Gas Exchange without Tissue Damage in the ARDS Lung: Does the magic work for COVID-19 induced ARDS?
  • Date: Oct 27, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gary Nieman BA, Associate Professor, SR Research Scientist

This program will describe the mechanisms of lung volume change at the alveolar and how these alveolar mechanics are altered during acute lung injury. The mechanisms by which these altered alveolar mechanics predispose the acutely injured lung to a secondary ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) will be discussed. Based on dynamic lung physiology, mechanical ventilation strategies necessary to prevent VILI in patients with or at high risk for ARDS, including COVID-19 induced ARDS, will be analyzed.

Objectives
  1. Describe normal and abnormal alveolar mechanics and how altered mechanics predisposes the acutely injured lung to a secondary ventilator induced lung injury (VILI)
  2. List the mechanisms of VILI at the alveolar level
  3. Based on the physiology of lung volume change, discuss mechanical ventilation strategies that will normalize alveolar mechanics that will reduce VILI and ARDS associated mortality, including that caused by COVID-19

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Capacity Strain and Resource Allocation in Respiratory Care
  • Date: Oct 27, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Charlotte Reikofski MSPH, MPA, RRT

Establishing staffing models common to Respiratory Care resulting in capacity strain. Fundamentally, allocation of resources occurs safety and quality may be ethical-moral may increase. This lecture explores the concepts of capacity strain, allocation of care and associated outcomes.

Objectives
  1. Define classic capacity strain and capacity strain in the context Respiratory Care
  2. Examaine allocation of care definitions and implications
  3. Understand models and effects on outcomes

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: An Update
  • Date: Oct 27, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Michaela Kollisch-Singule, MD

The lecture will review the current mechanical ventilation guidelines for neonatal and pediatric patients as well as the evidence behind these practices. It will go over the physiology of the neonatal lung in order to better understand the response to mechanical ventilation techniques. Finally, the lecture will discuss the current barriers to pediatric mechanical ventilation research and advancement.

Objectives
  1. Understand the physiology of neonatal and pediatric lung development and injury
  2. Review the evidence behind current neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation practices
  3. Recognize knowledge gaps in neonatal and pediatric mechanical ventilation, including future directions to close these gaps

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

How to Handle Stress Like a Dog: Stress Management and Prevalence for RT's
  • Date: Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Katlyn Burr RRT-NPS, AE-C

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.

Objectives
  1. Define stress, secondary traumatic stress, and post traumatic stress disorder
  2. Implement coping strategies to combat stress and related conditions personally and within Respiratory Care departments
  3. Understand the prevalence of stress and associated conditions within the healthcare environment

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Waveform Graphics I: Basic Concepts and Volume Control Ventilation
  • Date: Oct 28, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Discuss the basic concepts of gas movement in mechanical ventilation
  2. Distinguish basic differences in the expiratory flow waveform
  3. Observe the interactions between pressure, flow, and volume waveforms during volume control ventilation

Contact Hours: 0

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

APRV Applications
  • Date: Oct 28, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS

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.

Objectives
  1. Describe the principles of recruitment and gas exchange when using APRV
  2. Explain the benefits of spontaneous breathing
  3. Identify the physiologic rationale for the different settings used in APRV

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Waveform Graphics II: Pressure Control
  • Date: Oct 29, 2020 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Differentiate Pressure Control Ventilation from Pressure Support Ventilation
  2. Recognize basic pressure control waveforms
  3. Recognize basic TCAV APRV waveforms

Contact Hours: 0

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Waveform Graphics III – EtCO2 and Advanced Monitoring
  • Date: Oct 29, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Discuss possible uses for CO2 trending
  2. Discuss set up and evaluation of an advanced monitoring system
  3. Understand the differences between end tidal and single breath CO2 measurement

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Proportional Pressure Support (PPS) Concepts
  • Date: Oct 30, 2020 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Discuss the concepts that define proportional ventilation
  2. Discuss the pulmonary physiology relevant to the application of proportional ventilation
  3. Recognize the importance of appropriate alarms during the application of proportional ventilation

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

A Turn for the Best; Prone and Positional Therapy
  • Date: Oct 30, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS

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

Objectives
  1. Identify the complications of mechanical ventilation
  2. Define and describe Positional therapy
  3. List the various types of positional therapy

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Pathophysiology and Treatment of COVID-19
  • Date: Oct 30, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gail Drescher, MA, RRT, CTTS

Review of the latest literature on COVID-19 related to pathophysiology and treatment

Objectives
  1. The learner will describe the pathophysiologic changes that lead to clinical symptoms in COVID-19
  2. The learner will describe the latest treatments, types, and adverse events
  3. The leaner will describe research related to the risk of invasive mechanical ventilation from a local hospital

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

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