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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Interpretation: A New Look
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
Live WebinarTue, Jun 25, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #2087Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours

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Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation: A New Look reviews best practices for ABG analysis using extended interpretations and recognizing preanalytical errors. Additionally, the course reviews evidenced based protocols for proper ABG sampling, handling, and storage.

Understanding the ROX Index: When is HFNC Enough?
Presented by Jessica Fino, EdD, RRT
Live WebinarThu, Jun 27, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #2057Level: Introductory1 Hour

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This course provides a review of the ROX Index as a tool for high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) use. In addition, this course discusses current research relating to the success and failure of HFNC when comparing ROX scores across patient populations.

Recognizing Radiology Patterns in Lung Disease
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
Live WebinarThu, Jun 27, 2024 at 5:00 pm EDT
Course: #2117Level: Introductory1 Hour

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Respiratory therapists are integral members of a healthcare team, collaborating closely with physicians, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals. Proficiency in recognizing radiology patterns empowers them to communicate effectively within the team, providing valuable insights to enhance the overall patient care plan. The introductory course reviews radiological imaging (chest X-rays) for common respiratory disease patterns and the role of respiratory therapists in interpreting these images and identifying abnormal patterns indicative of different respiratory conditions.

Inspiratory Muscle Training: A Review of the Evidence
Presented by Jessica DeMars, BSc.P.T.
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Course: #1994Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the latest evidence and application of inspiratory muscle training in various cardiorespiratory populations. Participants can consider inspiratory muscle training as an additional tool in their treatment toolbox.

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

Palliative Care and the Respiratory Therapist
Presented by Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
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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.

Troubleshooting Mechanical Ventilator Alarms and Alarm Fatigue
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
Video
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.

Chronic Respiratory Failure Overview
Presented by Michael O'Brien, MSc, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, AE-C
Video
Course: #1926Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an overview of chronic respiratory failure in children. The pros & cons of tracheostomy and ventilator management options are discussed.

Non-invasive Ventilation in the Post-Acute Care Setting
Presented by Claire Aloan, MS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
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Course: #1896Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course discusses the use of various methods of non-invasive ventilation in the post-acute care setting.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Delivery of Pulmonary Rehab Services
Presented by Kevin Collins, PhD, RRT, RPFT, AE-C
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Course: #1897Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the essential components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program. The discussion focuses on outcome measures and reimbursement related to pulmonary rehabilitation services.

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