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Fall Respiratory Care Week 2018

Ventilator Graphics I
  • Date: Oct 22, 2018 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

Identifying Burnout and Building Resilience (Ethics Lecture)
  • Date: Oct 22, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Charlotte Reikofski MSPH, MPA, RRT

A review of the importance of identifying burnout and resilience in modern healthcare. The definition of burnout is reviewed while evidence-based solutions in building resilience are presented.

Objectives
  1. Define burnout and compassion fatigue in the current literature
  2. Describe the elements of burnout and contributing characteristics
  3. Address burnout through resilience practices

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Capnography: A More Responsive Added Layer of Safety for the Intubated ICU Patient
  • Date: Oct 22, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Martin Koehnlein MHA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, RPFT, CCT

This program will end-tidal waveform characteristics from a simple glance point of view and demonstrate the versatility of ETCO2 monitoring. additionally the use of transcutaneous CO2 monitoring on the adult population will be explored.

Objectives
  1. The RCP will be able to identify and form a correction strategy based upon ETCO2 waveform characteristics
  2. The RCP will recognize the advantages of ETCO2 over pulse oximetry and other monitoring parameters
  3. The RCP will be able to describe the benefits of trancutaneous CO2 monitoring

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Ventilator Graphics II
  • Date: Oct 23, 2018 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

To Cannulate or Ventilate: That is the Question
  • Date: Oct 23, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS, Karsten Roberts, MS, RRT-ACCS

In recent years, applications of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have expanded dramatically for VA-ECMO and VV-ECMO. In this lecture, the two speakers will debate if VV-ECMO is required for the treatment of ARDS.

Objectives
  1. Summarize current evidence based literature that supports ventilating and not cannulating
  2. Summarize current evidence based literature that supports VV-ECMO
  3. Review the differences of VA-ECMO versus VV-ECMO

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Mechanical Breath Magic Magic: Gas Exchange without Tissue Damage in ARDS
  • Date: Oct 23, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gary Nieman BA, Associate Professor, SR Research Scientist

The program will present the physiologic basis for protective mechanical ventilation to minimize VILI in patients with ARDS. The pathophysiology of ARDS, the syndrome most associated with VILI, will be described and the components of this pathology that make the lung so susceptible to a secondary VILI discussed. The physiology of dynamic alveolar inflation as a viscoelastic system will be reviewed and the use inspiratory and expiratory time to open and stabilize alveoli discussed. The use of our Time-Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) as a protective ventilation strategy for patients with or at high risk of developing ARDS will be described.

Objectives
  1. To list the components of ARDS pathophyiology that make the lung susceptible to a secondary VILI
  2. To explain viscoelastic alveolar opening and closing and describe why an extended time at inspiration would effective recruit alveoli and a short time at expiration would prevent alveoli from collapsing
  3. To describe the mechanistic efficacy of the Time-Controlled Adaptive Ventilation (TCAV) protective ventilation strategy on the ability to oxygenate and ventilate the patient with ARDS without causing a secondary VILI

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Social Determinants of Respiratory Care
  • Date: Oct 23, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Joel M Brown II RRT FAARC

Sometimes we think the only thing that affects our patients is their physical health but other factors may have an equal impact on their wellbeing. Factors like where they live, how much money they make, their gender, and their ethnic background are just a few of the social determinants that can impact their health. This presentation will review some of the evidence that supports the connection between the two.

Objectives
  1. Define social determinants when referring to health care
  2. Identify the social determinants that have a direct impact on the field of Respiratory Care
  3. Review the evidence that supports the connection between social and economic status and health

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Everything Non-Invasively with a Ventilator:  Neonatal/Pediatrics/Adults
  • Date: Oct 24, 2018 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS

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.

Objectives
  1. Review the benefits and the current literature on for non-invasive ventilation and high-flow nasal cannula
  2. Review the benefits and the current literature on high-flow nasal cannula
  3. Review the interface devices that can be used with a mechanical ventilator for non-invasive ventilation

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

The Basics of Mechanical Ventilation in Neonates and Pediatric Patients
  • Date: Oct 24, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Nancy Guyse, RRT-NPS, AE-C

Offer a quick review of normal sign values for neonatal and pediatric patient population. Basic mechanical ventilation settings for neonatal and pediatric patients. What to be aware of when this patient population is being placed on mechanical ventilation.

Objectives
  1. Mechanical ventilation settings for neonatal patients
  2. Mechanical ventilation settings for pediatric patients
  3. Things to consider when placing neonatal and pediatric patients on mechanical ventilation

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Preventing Ventilator Induced Lung Injury : Summitting the Mountain
  • Date: Oct 24, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Michaela Kollisch-Singule, MD

This lecture will propose various mechanisms by which mechanical ventilation strategies may help or harm the lung. Particular emphasis will be placed on the discrepancy between the macro-parameters we set on the ventilator (i.e. tidal volumes and pressures) and the actual impact these settings have on the micro-anatomy of the lung (i.e. alveoli and alveolar ducts). The lecture will focus on the role of lung micro-mechanics, including alveolar recruitment, tidal volume, micro-strain, and heterogeneity as mechanisms of ventilator induced lung injury and what combination of mechanical breath parameters are necessary to minimize this injury.

Objectives
  1. To understand how the macro-parameter settings of the ventilator impact the micro-environment of the lung
  2. To recognize the impact ventilation settings have on alveolar micro-strain and homogeneity
  3. To learn key components of ventilation that improve alveolar recruitment and minimize alveolar collapse and reopening

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

APRV Concepts
  • Date: Oct 24, 2018 7:00 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

Automated Weaning Systems
  • Date: Oct 25, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

It is estimated that 75% of the patient’s placed onto mechanical ventilation are weaned with the first spontaneous breathing trial. This means that 25% of the patients fail the first weaning trial. Weaning plans and protocols must be developed and implemented with the goal of liberating these patients from mechanical ventilation. Weaning patients manually places an extra burden on an already busy RT staff. Automated weaning systems may free up valuable time and may actually help to reduce possible stresses on these weaning patients. This lecture will describe the automated weaning processes available today with an emphasis on SmartCare®.

Objectives
  1. Define weaning from mechanical ventilation
  2. Discuss barriers to successfully weaning patients from mechanical ventilation
  3. Describe available automated weaning systems and how they might help to improve weaning outcomes

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Agitation, Sedation, and Delirium in the ICU: New Guidelines and Evidence
  • Date: Oct 25, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT, Andrew Jarrell, PharmD, BCPS

This program will provide an overview of pain, agitation, and delirium management in the ICU. This will include a review of evidence and guidelines, including the newly updated Society of Critical Care Medicine Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU. Both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions will be discussed.

Objectives
  1. Describe validated assessment tools for agitation, sedation, and delirium in the ICU
  2. Identify non-pharmacological interventions to address delirium
  3. Discuss guideline-recommended pharmacological management of pain, agitation, and delirium in the ICU

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Electrical Impedance Tomography
  • Date: Oct 25, 2018 5:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Phillip Harrison , RRT-NPS, ACCS , Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS

Within this lecture it will be explained, how Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) works, how EIT data can be translated into clinically useful information. Review recent studies using EIT at the bedside. Review of our recent bedside experience in spontaneous modes of mechanical ventilation while using the EIT as an observation.

Objectives
  1. Introduction to the technology of Electrical Impedance Tomography
  2. Review of recent published studies using EIT
  3. Review of our recent bedside experience in spontaneous modes using EIT

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

The RT Roles in Surviving Sepsis
  • Date: Oct 26, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gail Drescher, MA, RRT, CTTS

Review of sepsis definitions, pathophysiology and treatment. Focus on CMS and surviving sepsis campaign bundles and initiatives, respectively. Review of lung prevention in sepsis patients.

Objectives
  1. Define sepsis and describe pathophysiology
  2. Describe CMS sepsis bundles for resuscitation
  3. Describe strategies to reduce the development of lung injury in mechanically ventilated patients

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

The Pathophysiology of ARDS
  • Date: Oct 26, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Hassan Al-Khalisy, MD – Fellow PGY-5

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

APRV Case Studies in Neurological Patients
  • Date: Oct 26, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Manjunath Markandaya, MD

Provide a background on ventilation needs in neurocritical care patients and go over select cases illustrating the benefits of the use of APRV in this patient population.

Objectives
  1. Identify the indications for mechanical ventilation in neurocritical care patients
  2. PaCO2 and PaO2 goals/targets in severe brain injury
  3. Utility and benefits of APRV in this patient population

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

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