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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.

APRV Applications (Adult Acute Care)

06/13/2023 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.

Newborn Infants Falls & Prevention

06/08/2023 12:00 PM       Personal story overview of infant falls in the market, costs of infant fall, financial,m physical psychological, and policies proven to prevent them.

APRV Concepts

06/06/2023 12:00 PM       Purpose: 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 APRV-TCAV. APRV-TCAV has been developed by Dr. Nader Habashi at the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center.

Ventilator Assessment (Adult Acute Care)

05/19/2023 12:00 PM       Review the art of Ventilator assessments conducted by a respiratory therapist. A ventilator assessment can improve patient care and ventilator management.

Neonatologist Flavor of the Month: HFOV versus HFJV (Neonatal-Pediatric)

05/18/2023 03:00 PM       This presentation will include an overview of high-frequency ventilation including the Oscillator and Jet ventilators. We will review the inner workings of each ventilator and what benefits they can give to your patients with a variety of lung disease pathophysiologies.

To Prone or Not To Prone the Adult VV ECMO Patient? (Adult-Acute Care)

05/18/2023 08:00 AM       Prone Therapy has been a standard treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome since the 1970s. This lecture will review if it is safe and beneficial to prone VV-ECMO patients.

Lean Six Sigma Four Tools (Management)

05/17/2023 07:00 AM       This presentation explores the waste variance in the US Healthcare system and how Lean Six Sigma methodologies can increase safety and efficiency. The presentation will identify four easy Lean tools that can be immediately used by the participant.

Stress and Burnout for Respiratory Therapists (Ethics)

05/16/2023 08:00 AM       Review and understand stress and burnout definitions, prevalence, and association with respiratory care.

APRV in the NICU (Neonatal-Pediatric)

05/15/2023 03:00 PM       A retrospective review of 3 case studies involving the use of APRV in the NICU, utilizing the TCAV method. In addition, the effective use of the Auot-Release feature on the Draeger Ventilator in conjunction with APRV.

Waveform Graphics Part I (Adult Acute Care)

05/15/2023 12:00 PM       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.

APRV Case Studies

04/11/2023 12:00 PM       Provide participants with a review of the clinical application of APRV using the TCAV method and how adjustments can affect outcomes.

ICU Potpourri

03/21/2023 12:00 PM       Review the interplay between delirium, sedation, and early mobilization in the adult ICU

Baby It's Cold Outside

02/09/2023 12:00 PM       Evidence shows that hypothermia is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality. However, by developing a group of thermoregulation strategies we can dramatically improve temperature regulation and in turn infant outcomes and survival. This presentation will review the physiology of temperature regulation and methods of heat loss. It will also offer thermoregulation practice strategies to utilize in the delivery room, techniques for maintaining normothermia while providing a developmentally supportive environment, and closing with weaning strategies from an incubator.