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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.

Cannabis and Respiratory Care

05/07/2021 07:00 AM       This lecture will provide a review of cannabis, the cannabinoid, and the endocannabinoid system. It will review the current ways cannabis is being used within medicine. It will also review the impact on the Respiratory care profession.

Waveform Graphics 3: CO2 and Advanced Monitoring Systems

05/06/2021 03:00 PM       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.

Ventilator Application of a No-Leak Speaking Valve

05/06/2021 12:00 PM       This presentation will highlight the evidence-based benefits of early intervention and restoration of airflow to the upper airway with the use of a no-leak speaking valve on patients in the ICU with tracheostomy and on mechanical ventilation. Suggested guidelines and information to promote safe and efficacious use of a speaking valve will be given.

Waveform Graphics 2: Pressure Control, Adaptive Pressure Control and APRV

05/05/2021 03:00 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. In graphics 2 we will explore pressure ventilation to include Pressure Control Ventilation, Pressure support Ventilation, Adaptive Pressure Control Ventilation, and basic APRV waveforms.

Delivering Prone Therapy in the ICU

05/05/2021 07:00 AM       Prone Therapy has been a standard of treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome since the 1970's. This lecture will familiarize the participants with the basics of prone therapy as well as nursing and respiratory therapy considerations.

Waveform Graphics 1: Basic Concepts and Volume Control Ventilation

05/04/2021 03:00 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. 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.

A Comprehensive Treatment Plan for a Patient with COVID-19

05/04/2021 12:00 PM       This is an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic during the first quarter. It explains early treatment regimes and challenges, I will present a case study and the course of treatment for this patient.

Secondary Victims: An Ethical Dilemma

05/03/2021 03:00 PM       This program explores the secondary victim phenomenon by examining real-life studies and applying recognition and mitigation strategies. This program discusses just culture and how it is applied to various high-impact situations.

Managing Pediatric Asthma

05/03/2021 12:00 PM       Review basic concepts of treating the pediatrics asthmatic including pathophysiology, treatment options, and barriers utilizing those treatments. Review common ventilator dyssynchrony problems when caring for the intubated pediatric asthmatic and discuss troubleshooting options. Discuss next steps when conventional

APRV Applications

04/27/2021 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.

Ventilation Strategies in Newborns with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Preventing Further Harm

04/08/2021 12:00 PM       The key to the successful long-term outcomes in infants with HIE is prompt, consistent expert intervention and management. This presentation will review evolving evidence to promote neuroprotection in infants that require ventilation that is diagnosed with hypoxic, ischemic brain injury.

APRV Pediatrics

03/30/2021 12:00 PM       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.

Neonatal Neuroprotective Strategies for the Prevention of Brain Injury

03/11/2021 12:00 PM       Protecting the preterm and term infant brain is essential for the health and well being of the newborn during the NICU stay and after discharge. Strategies to promote homeostasis and incorporating families in the daily care will be discussed and reviewed. The program will discuss recent evidence-based techniques for promoting normal neurodevelopmental outcome.

APRV Concepts

03/09/2021 12:00 PM       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.

Waveform Graphics 2: Pressure Control, Adaptive Pressure Control and APRV

02/23/2021 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. In graphics 2 we will explore pressure ventilation to include Pressure Control Ventilation, Pressure support Ventilation, Adaptive Pressure Control Ventilation, and basic APRV waveforms.