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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)…The Big, the Bad, and the Ugly
Presented by Renee Bartle, BS, RRT
Live WebinarThu, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
Course: #1415Level: Intermediate1 Hour
BPD is a disease affecting mostly premature infants. Two of the biggest culprits are oxygen and the pressure-volume delivered by the ventilators.

What We’ve Learned So Far: Identification, Management and Impact of COVID-19 in Chronic Lung Disease
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
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Course: #1407Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides the steps in the identification of COVID-19 infection vs. chronic lung disease exacerbations, including the evolvement of management strategies for improving oxygenation and ventilator support for COVID-19 patients. The Biopsychosocial impact of this virus on the elderly and those with chronic lung disease is discussed.

The Transitioning Role of the Sleep Technologist
Presented by Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, CCSH, FAAST
Live WebinarTue, Feb 8, 2022 at 10:00 am EST
Course: #1419Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The course reviews changes that have impacted the practice of polysomnography and discusses the areas where sleep technologists can capture opportunities to keep the profession viable in the future.

The Use of Noninvasive Ventilation at the End of Life
Presented by Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
Live WebinarThu, Feb 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
Course: #1434Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Noninvasive ventilation is a common modality provided in acute, long-term, and home care environments to provide respiratory support to patients with a variety of acute and chronic disease pathologies. Though NIV is used predominantly as a bridge to recovery in acute disease pathologies and as ongoing support in chronic disease pathologies, some clinicians advocate for the use of NIV for comfort measures at the end of life. This presentation provides a basis for the analysis of ethical dilemmas and debates the ethical arguments for and against the use of NIV at the end of life.

Cardiovascular Disease in Respiratory Care: Rethinking the Clinical Implications
Presented by Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C
Live WebinarThu, Feb 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
Course: #1402Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides both a physiologic overview as well as evidence-based considerations of cardiovascular disease management in respiratory care. The course is designed to provide the listener with additional perspective in the critical care of patients with cardiovascular comorbidity.

Practical Communication for Respiratory Therapists and Spanish Speaking Patients: ICU and NICU
Presented by Sara Pullen, PT, DPT, MPH, CHES
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Course: #14181 Hour
This course provides education for the RT on basic vocabulary and tools to care for Spanish-speaking patients in an ICU or NICU setting.

Practical Communication for Respiratory Therapists and Spanish Speaking Patients: Tracheostomy
Presented by Sara Pullen, PT, DPT, MPH, CHES
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Course: #1417Level: Introductory1 Hour
This introductory course provides Respiratory Therapists with basic vocabulary and tools to evaluate and treat Spanish-speaking patients with tracheostomies.

Professional Organizations Within Respiratory Care: What You Need to Know
Presented by Jessica Fino, EdD, RRT
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Course: #1405Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides a review of the professional organizations within respiratory care to include The National Board for Respiratory Care, American Association for Respiratory Care, Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, and the role of state organizations and state licensure. In addition, this course discusses membership guidelines, benefits, and your role as a respiratory therapist.

Ethics in Crisis
Presented by Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP, Charles C. Bratton, JD, L.L.M. II
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Course: #1356Level: Introductory2 Hours
This 2-hour course provides a case-based approach of the RIPS model to identify ethical considerations as directly related to clinical practice. Clinical application to assist in the decision-making process in ethically challenging scenarios regarding palliative and end-of-life care is discussed.

The Impact of Sleep on Breathing, OSA, CPAP and Interventions to Improve Sleep and CPAP Adherence
Presented by Donna Arand, PhD, DABSM, FAASM, FSBSM
Live WebinarThu, Mar 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
Course: #1412Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides respiratory care practitioners with current evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea and CPAP compliance. The objective is to address knowledge gaps and enable effective collaborative care strategies to improve patient outcomes.