This course focuses on the role of anesthesia and its impact on the respiratory system. The two specialties are interrelated, and the course provides an in-depth understanding of evidenced-based anesthesia guidelines and clinical decision-making for the critical care management of patients in intensive care units.
Course created on June 29, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the role of anesthesia and its effects on the respiratory system.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify airway equipment and strategies for intubation.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss induction agents as a tool for optimization of intubation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe sedation strategies for the ventilated patient.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the function of neuromuscular blocking agents.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the importance of the cuff leak during planned extubation.
|5-10 Minutes||Anesthesia and the respiratory system|
|10-20 Minutes||Airway equipment and strategies for intubation|
|20-30 Minutes||Induction agents|
|30-40 Minutes||Sedation strategies for the ventilated patient|
|40-50 Minutes||Neuromuscular blocking agents|
|50-55 Minutes||Cuff leak assessment|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Steven Vela is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults in a critical care level one trauma center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and earned his Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Texas Christian University. His interests and clinical practice include airway management, sedation strategies, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) specialty.
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
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 # 185716000
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, or Mississippi, 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.
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