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Upcoming Webinars

ICON Academy Webinars

How to use your Drager Ventilator from Neonates to Adults
  • Date: Oct 05, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS, Kim Smith, RT, Melissa Essick, RRT, NPS

Many of the ICU ventilators offer more than just invasive support for ventilation and oxygenation. This lecture will review how your ICU ventilators for non-invasive ventilation and high-flow nasal cannula for neonates, pediatricians, and adults. The presenters will discuss what has worked best for them at the bedside.

Objectives
  1. Review the interface devices that can be used with an ICU ventilator for oxygen therapy, and non-invasive ventilation
  2. Review the settings and modes available in the neonatal range, pediatric range, and adult range

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Fall Respiratory Care Week 2021

"It's not the Wand, it's the Wizard": 'It's not the Mode but the way it is Set and Adjusted' (Clinical Practice)
  • Date: Oct 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gary Nieman BA, Associate Professor, SR Research Scientist

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

A Survey on Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) Settings & Their Rationale (Adult Acute Care)
  • Date: Oct 25, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS

A Survey on Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) Settings & Their Rationale.

Objectives
  1. To review the current published APRV Surveys
  2. To review the current literature on APRV

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Ethics & ECMO (Ethics)
  • Date: Oct 26, 2021 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria K Cocoros, BSN, RN

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.

Objectives
  1. Review history and evolution of ECMO
  2. Discuss and review indications for ECMO
  3. Discuss and review ethical considerations pre-pandemic and during the pandemic

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

APRV Concepts (Adult Acute Care)
  • Date: Oct 26, 2021 12:00 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

How to be a Happier Respiratory Therapist & Take Control of Your Career! (Education)
  • Date: Oct 26, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Linda Nozart, MPH, RRT, AE-C

To transform and enrich the way RTs think about their career no matter the current employment circumstances

Objectives
  1. Embrace current position and add value to the RT team from any position
  2. Learn from all types of people on and off the RT team
  3. Enjoy the journey towards being a champion in the field

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

APRV Applications (Adult Acute Care)
  • Date: Oct 27, 2021 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, 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

"Shift Workers: The Forgotten Workforce" (Education)
  • Date: Oct 27, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Martin Koehnlein MHA, RRT-NPS, ACCS, RPFT, CCT

This presentation explores the health and safety concerns of those who work shiftwork. We will explore the evidence as it relates to health, industry, and mitigation strategies to minimize risks.

Objectives
  1. Identify risks associated with shift work
  2. Identify how the Circadia Rhythms in human plays a role in health and industry safety
  3. Identify risk mitigation strategies

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Waveform Graphics 1: Basic Concepts and Volume Control Ventilation (Adult Acute Care)
  • Date: Oct 27, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Discuss the basic concepts of gas movement in mechanical ventilation
  2. Distinguish basic differences in the expiratory flow waveform
  3. Observe the interactions between pressure, flow, and volume waveforms during volume control ventilation

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Waveform Graphics 2: Pressure Control, Adaptive Pressure Control and APRV (Adult Acute Care)
  • Date: Oct 28, 2021 7:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Geof Lear, RRT

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.

Objectives
  1. Differentiate Pressure Control Ventilation from Pressure Support Ventilation
  2. Recognize basic pressure control waveforms
  3. Recognize basic TCAV APRV waveforms

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

COVID-19: What we have learned about Pathology and In-Hospital Treatment (Education)
  • Date: Oct 28, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Gail Drescher, MA, RRT, CTTS

Review the pathophysiology of COVID-19 and current in-hospital treatment for the disease including medications and respiratory therapy. Covers most up-to-date literature and practical experience with these patients after 1.5 years of the pandemic.

Objectives
  1. The leaner will describe research related to the risk of invasive mechanical ventilation from a local hospital
  2. The learner will describe the latest treatments, types, and adverse events
  3. The learner will describe the pathophysiologic changes that lead to clinical symptoms in COVID-19

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (Neonatal-Pediatric)
  • Date: Oct 28, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Michaela Kollisch-Singule, MD

This program will delve into what is known (and unknown) in the pathogenesis of meconium aspiration syndrome. It will discuss the adjunctive treatments that are available for meconium aspiration syndrome. Finally, the program will highlight key studies and outcomes in mechanically ventilated infants with meconium aspiration syndrome.

Objectives
  1. Describe mechanical ventilation modes used to support infants with meconium aspiration syndrome
  2. Understand the pathophysiology of meconium aspiration syndrome
  3. Review adjunctive treatment strategies for meconium aspiration syndrome

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

Delivering Prone Therapy in the ICU (Adult Acute Care)
  • Date: Oct 29, 2021 8:00 AM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS, Maria K Cocoros, BSN, RN

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.

Objectives
  1. Discuss Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Roles, Responsibilities and Considerations for Prone Therapy
  2. Review history of and indications for prone therapy
  3. Review how to manually prone a patient

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

TCAV Case Studies Shared by Respiratory Therapists (Adult Acute Care)
  • Date: Oct 29, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern
  • Speaker: Maria Madden MS, RRT-ACCS

Provide participants with a review of the clinical application of APRV using the TCAV method and how adjustments can affect outcomes.

Objectives
  1. Compare and contrast settings of various modes of mechanical ventilation during hands-on case scenario
  2. Illustrate the steps necessary to adjust in APRV using the TCAV method based on case scenarios

Contact Hours: 1

FREE for members.

AARC, ANCC, CaBon

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