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Cardiopulmonary Diseases CEU Courses for Respiratory Therapists

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End of Life Issues for the Patient with End-Stage COPD
Presented by Kevin Collins, PhD, RRT, RPFT, AE-C
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Course: #1993Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course addresses the challenges faced by the respiratory therapist in engaging patients with end-stage COPD. Legal and ethical issues, as well as practical approaches to engaging patients with end-state COPD, is discussed.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and What You Should Know
Presented by Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C
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Course: #1740Level: Intermediate1 Hour
ARDS highlights current definitions, clinical indices, and evidence-based mechanical ventilation interventions for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). This course delves into the latest clinical guidelines and research to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage ARDS effectively, enhancing patient outcomes through advanced treatment strategies.

Connective Tissue Disease and Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (CTD-ILD): What a Respiratory Therapist Needs to Know!
Presented by Anoop Nambiar, MD, MS
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Course: #1970Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course reviews the spectrum of connective tissue disease (CTD) and associated interstitial lung diseases (ILD) from epidemiology and prognosis. We discuss essential diagnostic testing for an accurate diagnosis and current and future therapeutics.

GOLD COPD Guidelines with Case Studies to Ponder
Presented by Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C
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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.

Solving a Medical Mystery: How COVID-19 Silenced Hypoxia
Presented by Rich Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM
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Course: #1834Level: Advanced1 Hour
Silent hypoxia occurs in some COVID-19 patients affecting breathing perception and dyspnea. This course discusses the silent hypoxemia’s relationship between ventilatory drive, cardiovascular decline, and the phenomenon of sudden death.

Respiratory Management of Patients with Neuromuscular Weakness Series: Review of the Grading of Recommendations for Assessment, Development, and Evaluations
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
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Course: #1846Level: Introductory1 Hour
Clinical experts comprised a multi-professional panel to conduct a systematic review to address patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMD). A review of evidenced-based grading of recommendations and management of patients with NMD is discussed. It is part of an NMD series but can be viewed as a stand-alone learning experience.

Respiratory Management of Patients With Neuromuscular Weakness Series: Review Recommendations and Best Practice
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
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Course: #1827Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An essential concern in neuromuscular diseases (NMD) is respiratory failure. This course reviews guidelines and evidenced-based literature on the best practice respiratory management of patients with NMD. It is part of an NMD series but can be viewed as a stand-alone learning experience.

Sixty Years of Mechanical Ventilation in the Treatment of ARDS: What Lessons Should We Have Learned and Where Might We Be in 2042
Presented by Rich Kallet, MS, RRT, FCCM, FAARC
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Course: #1784Level: Advanced1 Hour
We largely think about mechanical ventilation focused on the future, at the cost of not appreciating how past practices still influence current understanding about the care we give: often to our detriment. This lecture is a story of how we arrived at this moment and describes how artificial intelligence might revolutionize how we deliver care in the near future.

Asthma and COPD Medication Delivery Devices, Choose Me!
Presented by Linda Nozart, MPH, BSRT, RRT, AE-C
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Course: #1808Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course reviews the current options for asthma and COPD medication delivery devices. The course discusses standard devices available, techniques, and usage.

Interstitial Lung Diseases: What a Respiratory Therapist Needs to Know
Presented by Anoop Nambiar, MD, MS
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Course: #1765Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are an important, increasingly recognized group of inflammatory and fibrotic lung diseases that pose diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. A multidisciplinary approach to patient-centered care is essential.

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