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Minding Gaps in Safe Patient Transport - RT and EMS Joint Task Force Series: Humidification Principles and Transport Guidelines

Course: #1547Level: Introductory 1 Hour 49 Reviews

This course focuses on understanding the humidification principles and the safe transport of complex pulmonary patients, including patients on ventilators, with advanced airways and tracheostomies. The course provides evidence-based considerations for best practice patient management before, during and after transport.

Course created on July 26, 2022

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-925485; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the consequences of inadequate humidification of the lungs.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the appropriate humidification strategies and supplies necessary for safe transport of the ventilator, advanced airway, and tracheostomy patient.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain prevention strategies to avoid secondary complications which can occur during transport of the ventilator, advanced airway, and tracheostomy patient.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Humidification principles & Role of the upper airway
15-30 Minutes AARC humidification guidelines, consequences of under and over humidification & Types of humidification
30-40 Minutes Humidification device management and research
40-50 Minutes Patient Transport: Secondary complications, risks, and strategies for prevention
50-55 Minutes Who has a role in safe patient transport? What respiratory therapists can do
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Nancy Nathenson is a Health Educator and Consultant. She also received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Nancy is a COPD & Asthma and Community Expert, and volunteer community educator for the Allergy & Asthma Network.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 187768000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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