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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.

Review of APRV Literature (Clinical Practice)

10/28/2022 12:00 PM       This lecture will review the important publications of what we have learned related to APRV-TCAV.

Spirometry in Pediatric Population (Neonatal-Pediatric)

10/28/2022 10:00 AM       I will be reviewing the spirometry testing indications for patients in the pediatric population, how to interpret the values obtained, and how to coach the pediatric patient along with complications arising from pediatrics performing this test

Allocation of Care and Capacity Strain in Respiratory Care (Ethics)

10/27/2022 03:00 PM       To define capacity strain in the context of Respiratory care, review capacity strain literature, identify elements of capacity strain and highlight both examples and methods for managing stains.

ICU Medications: What the RT Needs to Know (Clinical Practice)

10/27/2022 12:00 PM       This program will receive select medications that may influence respiratory care in critical care medicine. Topics include sedatives/analgesics, vasoactive drugs, and neuromuscular blocking agents. The presenter will review mechanisms of action, indications, and additional information that may be helpful at the bedside.

It's your favorite... Ventilator Graphics! (Clinical Practice)

10/27/2022 10:00 AM       Provide a review for participants of ventilator modes, breath types, and graphic interpretation. Also include some ventilator troubleshooting to optimize positive pressure ventilation.

APRV-TCAV in the NICU (Neonatal-Pediatric)

10/26/2022 07:00 PM       APRV avoids collapse during expiration (atelectrauma) and avoids stretch injury during inspiration, barotrauma), both of which contribute to VILI. Allows spontaneous breaths that are unrestricted/ passive = lung protection and is more comfortable.

ETCO2 Graphics and Interpretation (Clinical Practice)

10/26/2022 12:00 PM       This program will go over waveform capnography. We will use examples, diagrams, and explanations of waveforms to gather data about the effectiveness of mechanical ventilation strategies and go over common ETCO2 irregularities.

Esophageal Manometry, Mechanical Ventilation and Morbidly Obese Patients (Adult Acute Care)

10/25/2022 03:00 PM       We will review the prevalence of morbid obesity, classifications, and outcomes. Discuss how the difference in physiology and anatomy poses unique challenges to mechanical ventilation. Esophageal manometry is one of many methods that can be used to optimize Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP).

APRV-TCAV: It's not just for Adults Anymore (Neonatal Pediatric)

10/25/2022 07:00 AM       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.

Stabilizing Lung Approach: A Novel Method of Protective Ventilation for ARDS” (Adult Acute Care)

10/24/2022 12:00 PM       Current protective ventilation strategies have not further reduced ARDS-related mortality in the 22 years since the ARDSnet low tidal volume study was published. This lecture will analyze why current protective ventilation strategies have not been effective at further reducing mortality and offer a novel ventilation method as a possible solution to the problem

Stress and Burnout for Respiratory Therapists (Ethics)

10/24/2022 10:00 AM       We will review the stress and burnout definition, prevalence, and mitigation strategies.

APRV Applications (Adult Acute Care)

07/19/2022 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.

Ethics & ECMO (Ethics)

05/05/2022 03:00 PM       The purpose for ECMO & ETHICS: The viewer will gain a greater understanding of the evolution and purpose of ECMO as well as the ethical considerations for said therapy.

COVID- - Ventilatory Management: Show Me The Evidence

05/05/2022 12:00 PM       A review and the respiratory pathophysiology associated with COVID-19. The ventilatory strategies utilized to improve gas exchange in the COVID-19 patient population. Discuss outcome data germane to COVID mechanical ventilation outcomes.

Earn Your Airway Wings: Project Review of LMA Use During IHCA

05/04/2022 01:00 PM       We will review the need for an advanced airway during resuscitation. We will review some tools for project management and review an LMA project that was trialed and went into policy

Get the Junk Out! The Role of Airway Clearance Therapies in Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care

05/03/2022 03:00 PM       Airway clearance therapies (ACTs) are one of the many tools Respiratory Therapists have within their scope of practice to help augment secretion clearance and prevent airway obstruction. The lack of available high-level evidence related to ACTs has led to inconsistencies in practice among different pediatric institutions. For optimal utilization of clinician time and resources, we must embrace the judicious use of ACTs in the appropriate patient populations using evidence-based approaches.


05/02/2022 12:00 PM       Actual cases of COVID-induced ARDS that were successfully treated using APRV will be used to illustrate the principles of this MV strategy. Recent literature that further supports its use will be presented.

APRV Applications (Adult Acute Care)

05/02/2022 10:00 AM       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.

ICU Pharmacology 101

04/05/2022 12:00 PM       Caring for an ICU patient requires many different disciplines such as MDs, Advance-Practice Providers, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists. Identifying and understanding the medications being administered is imperative to the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

Women in Leadership

03/01/2022 02:00 PM       Visions of effective leadership have changed over the years, with many asking if women can be as effective in leadership positions as men. Gendered work assumptions have been challenged and the effectiveness of women in leadership has been demonstrated time and time again. This presentation will discuss gender representation in leadership and the impact of the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions. Leadership development from the lens of authenticity will also be addressed as well as networking and mentoring.

Hot Topics in Mechanical Ventilation

01/11/2022 12:00 PM       Artificial ventilation was first mentioned in the Bible. Artificial ventilations popularity has waxed and waned throughout recorded history. Since the mid-20th-century mechanical ventilation has been steadily evolving. This lecture will be discussing the latest topics and issues being discussed in the literature as we move through the second decade of the 21st century.