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GOLD COPD Guidelines with Case Studies to Ponder
Presented by Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C
Course: #1739Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides participants with an overview of the purpose and objectives of the GOLD guidelines for COPD. The discussion provides COPD assessment and diagnosis, helping to gain an understanding of these critical aspects to proficiently identify patients in accordance with the GOLD guidelines, and for the application of tailored treatment strategies for both stable COPD and COPD exacerbations.

Troubleshooting with Ventilator Graphics: Restrictive Physiology
Presented by Justin Phillips, BS, RRT-ACCS
Course: #1973Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Interpreting ventilator graphics can yield valuable real-time data in patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation. This course demystifies the complexities of troubleshooting changes in compliance and elastance using ventilator scalars.

Palliative Care and the Respiratory Therapist
Presented by Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
Course: #1969Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course explores the ethical considerations and the fundamental distinctions between palliative care and hospice, providing respiratory therapists with a comprehensive understanding of these approaches to patient care. Additionally, it delves into the application of palliative care principles within the context of chronic lung disease while also emphasizing the crucial role that respiratory therapists play in delivering compassionate and holistic palliative care to patients.

The Ethics of Ambiguity: Life and Death in the NICU
Presented by Evan Richards, Advance Practice Clinical Consultant, BSc, RT
Course: #1927Level: Advanced1 Hour
This lecture traces the history of how life and death decisions are made in the NICU, and the ambiguity inherent in neonatal ethics. The lecture includes a discussion of moral distress, how to recognize it, and what to do about it.

Multiple Generations In The Workplace: Effective Communication To Enhance Diversity
Presented by Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #1960Level: Introductory1 Hour
There are very different generations in the workplace and getting these groups to work together effectively is challenging. It is important to first understand each of these groups based on their strengths to bring out the beauty of diversity for the overarching purpose of preventing generational collisions from occurring in the workplace. This presentation will present a way to identify communication preferences and effective ways to approach others that have different viewpoints.

Reducing Unplanned Extubation in Pediatric Patients
Presented by Katlyn Burr, MSM-HCA, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Course: #1898Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Unplanned extubation (UE) can be a critical and potentially life-threatening event for pediatric patients relying on mechanical ventilation. This comprehensive course is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand, prevent, and manage unplanned extubation incidents in pediatric populations.

Staying Grounded Through Workplace Trauma
Presented by Ten'Niquwa "Nikki" Bryan, MS, B.A.S in Supervision and Management, M.S in I/O Psychology, Evidence-Based Coaching Certification
Course: #1869Level: Introductory1.5 Hours
This course discusses the different types of workplace traumas in clinical and non-clinical RT roles. This course also informs on ways to manage workplace trauma and optimize work-life balance during and post-trauma.

Troubleshooting Mechanical Ventilator Alarms and Alarm Fatigue
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
Course: #1931Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Mechanical ventilator alarms are vital for monitoring patients and the ventilator's status. The Joint Commission addresses this patient safety issue by including alarm safety as a National Patient Safety Goal. The course reviews alarm fatigue occurring when practitioners ignore important alerts, risking harm to patients, and it is crucial to set them correctly based on patient conditions and standards to ensure safety.

Respiratory Therapists Around the World, A Global Outlook
Presented by Dorothy Honny Bendah, BSRC, RRT
Course: #1850Level: Introductory1.5 Hours
A global perspective on respiratory therapy is provided in this course. The course discusses the various roles of respiratory therapists across different countries, their scope of practice, and the future of respiratory therapy.

Radiographic Assessment of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients
Presented by Randy Case, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS
VideoLive WebinarThu, Aug 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #1919Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides a review of radiographic imaging and X-ray assessments associated with neonatal and pediatric cardiopulmonary diseases. This course also discusses the concepts and techniques of X-ray imaging along with clinical indications and significant findings of X-ray imaging in this population.

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