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When Bed Rest Causes Harm: Early Mobilization for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

Nancy Nathenson, BS, RRT

June 1, 2021

How early mobilization counteracts the negative impacts of prolonged bed rest on ventilator patients.   Read More

   


Wheelchair Positioning to Optimize Respiration

Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

June 1, 2021

Wheelchair positioning is designed to provide postural support and alignment, pressure distribution, and stability for functional activities. Positioning can also be used to optimize respiration by fa...   Read More

  


U.S. Healthcare Services & Diverse Populations

Tasha Perkins Holmes, MOT, OTR/L

June 1, 2021

Information regarding some of the barriers that minorities face in the healthcare setting and ideas for improving patient-centered care for diverse populations.   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, D.H.Sc., 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


Mechanical Ventilation During COVID 19: A Review of the First Year of the Pandemic

Rich Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM

June 1, 2021

This course focuses on issues related to both invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course includes the controversies over ARDS phenotype...   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, BS, RRT

June 1, 2021

Overview of asthma management guidelines.   Read More

 


Caring for the High Anxiety Pulmonary Patient and Family

Nancy Nathenson, BS, 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, BS, 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

  


Health Literacy and Delivering Culturally Competent Care

Kathleen Weissberg, PhD

January 18, 2021

Techniques for clear and effective verbal and written communication for health practitioners. The course includes how to select easy-to-read materials and reviews tools to use to ensure that clients f...   Read More