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Critical Care Adults CEU Courses for Respiratory Therapists

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What’s Anesthesia Got To Do With It?
Presented by Steven Vela, MSNA, CRNA
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Course: #1312Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

Mechanical Ventilation in Status Asthmaticus: A Strategic Approach To Ventilator Management And Monitoring
Presented by Justin Phillips, BS, RRT-ACCS
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Course: #1305Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The course focuses on ventilator scalar graphics to identify the presence of physiologic abnormalities in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for severe refractory asthma. Discussion of monitoring and diagnostic techniques that aid in the ventilator management of the severe asthmatic will be introduced.

Back to Basics: Common Modes of Mechanical Ventilation and Applications
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
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Course: #1268Level: Introductory1 Hour
This introductory webinar discusses three common modes of mechanical ventilation including, Assist Control (Volume and Pressure) Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (SIMV), and Pressure Support (PS).

If You Cannot Breathe, You Cannot Swallow... Breathing and Swallow Coordination in Respiratory Disease
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1249Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Respiratory and swallow systems are connected in a variety of ways that have implications for both the respiratory therapist and the dysphagia clinician. This course will describe those relationships in healthy individuals and in patients with respiratory disease and will provide options for interventions because...if you cannot breathe, you cannot swallow.

Dysphagia, Malnutrition, and Respiratory: Disease Breaking the Cycle
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1250Level: Intermediate1 Hour
What happens in one part of the body impacts what happens in other parts of the body and nowhere is this more evident than in the interplay among respiratory diseases, dysphagia, malnutrition, and dehydration. This course will examine those interactions and provide clinicians with tools to “break the cycle” of disease and dysfunction.

When Bed Rest Causes Harm: Early Mobilization for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
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Course: #1243Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course describes how early mobilization counteracts the negative impacts of prolonged bed rest on ventilator patients. Components of successful early mobilization programs are described, including potential barriers to implementation, specific benefits to the patient and hospital outcomes.

Aspiration Pneumonia: Who Gets Sick and How Can We Help?
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1237Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Every aspiration event does not inevitably lead to aspiration pneumonia and treatment teams can have an impact on risk reduction. This course enables clinicians in identifying the clients on their caseload who are at higher risk for respiratory illness and in implementing interventions for oral hygiene, head of bed elevation, nutrition, and hydration.

Management of Post Extubation Dysphagia: It Takes a Team
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1238Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Intubation provides access to mechanical ventilation for patients with respiratory failure but what happens when the patient is extubated? This course will provide information about the causes and consequences of post-extubation dysphagia and will discuss options for assessment and management of these critically ill patients.

Mechanical Ventilation during COVID-19: A Review of the First Year of the Pandemic
Presented by Rich Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM
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Course: #1231Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course focuses on issues related to both invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course includes the controversies over ARDS phenotypes, impact on ventilation strategy, patient self-inflicted lung injury, as well as ventilation practices and outcomes.

Back to Basics: Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Interpretation
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
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Course: #1190Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course reviews how to evaluate and interpret arterial blood gases. The course discusses normal and abnormal ABG results, as well as ABG compensation.