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Fall Respiratory Care Week 2017

APRV Concepts
  • Date: Oct 23, 2017 7:00 AM 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

Can the use of APRV Reduce the Incidence of ARDS?
  • Date: Oct 23, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gary Nieman BA, Associate Professor, SR Research Scientist

To demonstrate the mechanism and efficacy of a novel Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) strategy to reduce the incidence of ARDS

Objectives
  1. Describe the pathology associated with ARDS that makes the lung so susceptible to a secondary ventilator induced lung injury (VILI)
  2. Explain the mechanisms of VILI at the alveolar level
  3. Discuss dynamic viscoelastic alveolar opening and closing

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Differential Diagnosis in COPD
  • Date: Oct 23, 2017 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gail Drescher, MA, RRT, CTTS

This lecture will briefly review Gold guidelines on the diagnosis of COPD, then describe some of the problems associated with misdiagnosis, as well as the primary reasons. I will also detail the literature on the most common misdiagnosis, including asthma CHE and obesity.

Objectives
  1. Describe the importance of correct diagnosis of COPD, along with factors that may lead to misdiagnosis
  2. Describe the pathophysiology of asthma and CHF that may lead to incorrectly diagnosing COPD
  3. Describe the issues associated with COPD misdiagnosis in obesity

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Ventilator Graphics I
  • Date: Oct 24, 2017 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Evaluate control type of ventilation based on scalar graphics
  2. Recognize basic ventilator time scaler graphics
  3. Recognize how basic patient interaction with the ventilator will be displayed in waveform graphics

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Bronchiolitis
  • Date: Oct 24, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Matthew McNally

This presentation will review the pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment of RSV/ bronchiolitis

Objectives
  1. Describe the pathophysiology of RSV/ bronchiolitis
  2. Describe the epidemiologic impact of RSV bronchiolitis
  3. Describe the current evidence based treatment of RSV/bronchiolitis

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Time Controlled PEEP - A Product of Properly Set APRV
  • Date: Oct 24, 2017 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Joshua Satalin

I will review the currently accepted mechanisms that lead to ventilator induced lung injury. I will relate these mechanisms to the work performed in our lab over the last decade. I will share current research coming from the lab on the role that time plays in APRV and how it may offer new knowledge into stabilizing the lung.

Objectives
  1. Better understand the role APRV has in preventing Alveolar instability and volutrauma
  2. Distinguish the difference between a time controlled PEEP and conventionally set PEEP
  3. Recognize the difference between auto-PEEP and time controlled PEEP

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Ventilator Graphics II
  • Date: Oct 25, 2017 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

In this presentation we will explore 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.

Objectives
  1. Discuss the various automated systems for monitoring pulmonary mechanics available on newer generation mechanical ventilators
  2. Explain the values and limitations of the pressure-volume loop
  3. Recognize the basic parts of the end tidal CO2 waveform

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Stabilization for the Pediatric Patient in the Adult ER for Transport
  • Date: Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Tabatha Dragonberry

Most respiratory therapists provide care to adult patients. There is a always the potential to care for pediatric patient through the emergency room even if the hospital does not provide pediatric services. In this lecture, we will review how to prepare for this low volume, high risk occurrence.

Objectives
  1. Review ways to prepare for a neonatal or pediatric emergency in a community hospital ED
  2. Explain how to be prepared for the transport team arrival
  3. Discuss the modes of transport along with the benefits and risks

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

CRRT for RCP's
  • Date: Oct 25, 2017 7:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Mark Bauman, RN, MS, CCRN

This presentation will review the mechanics, physiology and implications of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Common modes used in the ICU and implications on fluid -volume status will be covered.

Objectives
  1. Discuss inter-professional communication and collaboration for the patient on CRRT and mechanical ventilation
  2. Provide overview of CRRT and different modalities used in the hospital setting
  3. Describe implications of CRRT for Respiratory Therapists, especially impact on fluid volume status and perfusion

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Part I - CO2 Monitoring in the NICU
  • Date: Oct 26, 2017 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gail Drescher, MA, RRT, CTTS

Discuss CO2 influence in pre-term infants

Objectives
  1. To understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms of normal cerebral blood flow.t
  2. To describe factors that can influence cerebral blood flow in preterm infants.
  3. To review data describing CO2 regulations in preterm infants

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Part II - Non-Invasive CO2 Monitoring in the NICU
  • Date: Oct 26, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Cathy Hughes, RRT

Discuss non-invasive methods of monitoring CO2 in pre-term infants

Objectives
  1. Identify devices for monitoring C02 in the neonatal population
  2. Discuss advantages and disadvantage of each device
  3. Recommend strategy for Tc02 monitoring in the neonatal population

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Simulation on Any Budget: Maximizing Your Impact on Patient Safety
  • Date: Oct 26, 2017 2:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Julianne S. Perretta, MSEd, RRT-NPS, CHSE

To demonstrate the benefits of a Simulation Lab and it can be done on any budget

Objectives
  1. Describe what aspects of simulation have a positive effect on learning
  2. Define fidelity and its impact on simulation participants
  3. List options for simulation, including low, no, and high cost options

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

ECMO - What, Who, How
  • Date: Oct 26, 2017 5:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden BS, RRT-ACCS

To familiarize respiratory therapists with VA and VV ECMO. To review current literature on how to manage ECMO patients.

Objectives
  1. Brief overview of the history of ECMO
  2. Discuss what is VA ECMO and VV ECMO
  3. Review current literature on who is a candidate for ECMO and how a respiratory therapist should manage an ECMO patient

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

APRV Application
  • Date: Oct 27, 2017 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden BS, 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

Impact of Mechanical Ventilation at the Alveolar Level
  • Date: Oct 27, 2017 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Louis Gatto, Ph.D.

Structure and function of the lung at the alveolar level with a focus on mechanical ventilation. Histological approach to the quantitative assessment of the terminal air space. Comparison between ventilatory protocols regarding their impact on histopathology. Parameters that quantify ventilator-induced lung injury.

Objectives
  1. Gain practical insight into the pathology resulting the terminal air space open
  2. Better appreciate the significance of hidden pathology at the histological level
  3. Visualize the importance of maintaining the terminal air space open

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Open Forum - Thought Provoking Questions about APRV
  • Date: Oct 27, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT, Maria Madden BS, RRT-ACCS

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.

Objectives
  1. Review transiting to APRV
  2. Review latest literature on APRV
  3. Open discussion on common questions

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

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