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Preparing Complex Medical Patients for Successful Community Integration

Diane Ulmer, OTR/L, Melissa Gulizia, BS, RRT

September 24, 2021

A review of tools and strategies for Respiratory Therapists to assist them in their important role in preparing patients with complex needs and their families in sustaining successful living in the co...   Read More

 


What’s Anesthesia Got To Do With It?*

Steven Vela, MSNA, CRNA

September 16, 2021

This course focuses on the role of anesthesia and its impact on the respiratory system. The two specialties are interrelated, and the course provides an in-depth understanding of evidenced-based anest...   Read More

 


The Registered Nurse and Respiratory Therapist Alliance: Identifying and Assessing Acutely and Subtly Declining Patients

Nancy Nathenson, RRT

September 16, 2021

A discussion of the team approach in the identification and assessment of the acutely, subtly declining patient. The benefits and challenges of both acute and post-acute care response teams are review...   Read More


High Flow Nasal Oxygen: What’s What!

Jessica Fino, EdD, RRT

September 16, 2021

This course provides a review of high flow oxygen devices to include models such as Optiflow, Air-vo, and Vapotherm. In addition, this course discusses the clinical guidelines, benefits, and limitatio...   Read More

 


Drug Agents for Respiratory Care

Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP

August 26, 2021

This course focuses on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of general respiratory drug agents. Classification, mechanism of action, and therapeutic effects are discussed.   Read More

 


Therapeutic Strategies for Counseling Complex Patients within a Pediatric Critical Care Setting

Michael Hoffman, PhD

June 1, 2021

Concrete, specific therapeutic strategies for managing complex patients and their families who present within a critical care setting.   Read More

 


Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers During Coronavirus

Kathleen Weissberg, PhD

June 1, 2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique challenges, and it is critical that healthcare practitioners take care of their own mental health and well-being. This course covers strategies,...   Read More

 


Stress, Trauma and Mindfulness: Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT

June 1, 2021

In order to treat the whole patient, we need an understanding of how stress and trauma impacts their treatment, as well as the importance of self-care to keep us sustained. Participants will be able t...   Read More


Revisiting Adverse Childhood Experiences: Is This the Key to Managing COPD

Tammy Kurszewski, DHSc, RRT-ACCS

June 1, 2021

A landmark study conducted by Kaiser-Permanente established a solid relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This...   Read More

 


Psychosocial Care in a Pediatric Intensive Care Setting

Joslyn Kenowitz, PhD

June 1, 2021

Overview of psychosocial care in the pediatric intensive care setting.   Read More

  


Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Kathleen Weissberg, PhD

June 1, 2021

Harassment, and more specifically, sexual harassment, is illegal. This course reviews the definition of sexual harassment, ways to prevent harassment, and what to do should harassment occur in the wor...   Read More


Management of Post Extubation Dysphagia: It Takes a Team

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

June 1, 2021

Intubation provides access to mechanical ventilation for patients with respiratory failure but what happens when the patient is extubated? This course will provide information about the causes and con...   Read More

  


Getting Our Mojo Back: Reframing the Way We Recruit and Retain

Angela Saunders, MS, RRT-NPS

June 1, 2021

How to recruit and retain respiratory therapists.   Read More

 


Ethics in Healthcare

Lori Taylor, PhD, RRT

June 1, 2021

The ethical and legal responsibility of the healthcare provider, including respiratory therapists.   Read More


Elder Abuse and Child Abuse: Know the Signs and Your Role

Kathleen Weissberg, PhD

June 1, 2021

Elder abuse and neglect and child abuse and neglect are harsh realities. This course will identify the physical, clinical, and behavioral indicators of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse needed to...   Read More


Current Guidelines in Asthma Management Across All Age Groups

Nancy Nathenson, RRT

June 1, 2021

Overview of asthma management guidelines.   Read More

 


Caring for the High Anxiety Pulmonary Patient and Family

Nancy Nathenson, RRT

June 1, 2021

An in-depth look at anxiety and its management in the care of the pulmonary patient.   Read More

  


Aspiration Pneumonia: Who Gets Sick and How Can We Help?

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

June 1, 2021

Every aspiration event does not inevitably lead to aspiration pneumonia and treatment teams can have an impact on risk reduction. This course will enable clinicians to identify the clients on their ca...   Read More

   


Anaphylaxis Management: More than Just an Epi-Pen!

Nancy Nathenson, RRT

June 1, 2021

An overview of current anaphylaxis management including causes, steps in diagnosis, assessment, allergy testing, and treatment options. Additionally, a review of emergency medication management, patie...   Read More

 


Acute Non-Invasive Ventilation

Rena Laliberte, BS, RRT, CPFT

June 1, 2021

The application of non-invasive ventilation in acutely ill patients, and the reasons NIV fails despite the evidence-based research. The course covers patient identification, treatment, and initiation...   Read More