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What’s Swallowing Got to Do With it? Respiration and Swallowing in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Tracheostomy
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1331Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and tracheostomy are a widely heterogeneous and complex group of patients who are at risk for infection, medical complications, and dysphagia. This course examines the mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with ARDS and tracheostomy and explores the impact of dysphagia on disease management, weaning, and decannulation, and respiratory function.

What’s Swallowing Got to Do With it? Respiration and Swallowing in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1330Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) present with considerable disease burdens that impact clinical outcomes and quality of life. This course examines the mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COPD and OSA and explores the impact of aspiration on lung health, disease exacerbation, and respiratory function.

What’s Swallowing Got to Do With It? Respiration and Swallowing in Patients with COVID-19
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1329Level: Intermediate1 Hour
COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that results in a number of respiratory, otolaryngological, and neurological symptoms, including dysphagia. This course explores the mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COVID-19 and provides critical information for clinicians providing assessment and treatment to these vulnerable patients.

Cystic Fibrosis: A Comprehensive Overview
Presented by Prigi Varghese, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC
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Course: #1335Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Cystic Fibrosis is a complex diagnosis that affects multi-organ systems and requires management and care from a multidisciplinary team. This webinar addresses pathophysiology, diagnosis, management of pulmonary and non-pulmonary symptoms. Current and emerging cystic fibrosis therapies are discussed.

Pediatric Asthma Management
Presented by Kat Johnson, DrPH, MS, MA, CCC-SLP, CAS, CPH, CPCRT, IN, LM
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Course: #1345Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Pediatric asthma diagnosis is on the rise, and patient families are looking for information about boosting their health to rely less on expensive conventional medicine. This course provides respiratory therapists with a general overview of pediatric asthma and tools of motivational interviewing counseling to enhance the overall quality of life in pediatric patients in both acute and post-acute care settings.

Surviving Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) From Patient to Patient Engagement
Presented by Eileen Rubin, JD
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Course: #1343Level: Introductory1 Hour
The course introduces an Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) survivor perspective explaining how education and advocacy of resources positively affect patient-centered care. The course presents current ARDS and COVID-19 evidence and disease impact on managing critically ill patients.

High Flow Nasal Oxygen: What’s What!
Presented by Jessica Fino, EdD, RRT
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Course: #1341Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides a review of high flow oxygen devices to include models such as Optiflow, Air-vo, and Vapotherm. In addition, this course discusses the clinical guidelines, benefits, and limitations of these devices and their comparison to traditional high flow devices and non-invasive support.

Imaging (CXR) Diagnostics: Interpretation and Case Studies
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
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Course: #1339Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on both normal and differential components of radiographic imaging to identify various pulmonary diseases. Multiple case study discussions provide a basic understanding of chest X-ray interpretation, causes, and treatment for disease management.

Preparing Complex Medical Patients for Successful Community Integration
Presented by Diane Ulmer, OTR/L, Melissa Gulizia, BS, RRT
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Course: #1328Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides respiratory therapists with insight into the important role they play in preparing patients for successful discharge back to the community. Tools and strategies to assist patients and families in sustaining successful living in the community are shared and demonstrated by a case study.

Drug Agents for Respiratory Care
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
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Course: #1318Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course focuses on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of general respiratory drug agents. Classification, mechanism of action, and therapeutic effects are discussed.