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Sexual Harassment Prevention and Training
Presented by Angela Hernandez-Harris, MA, LCPC
Course: #1835Level: Introductory1 Hour
Sexual harassment is illegal, yet many examples of its harm exist in the workplace. This course reviews the definition of sexual harassment, provides examples of harassment in the workplace, and ways to prevent it.

Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness
Presented by Angela Hernandez-Harris, MA, LCPC
Course: #1844Level: Introductory1 Hour
Every year, millions of people are trafficked. This course defines human trafficking and reviews the types of human trafficking along with warning signs in the health care setting. The course provides identification and resources for reporting suspected victims of human trafficking.

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)
Presented by Benjamin Wang, MD
Course: #1880Level: Advanced1 Hour
The importance and clinical significance of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia has reentered public attention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This lecture covers known clinical literature and revisits the preventative recommendations endorsed by multiple US Academic Associations.

Person First. Patient Last: Equity vs. Equality in Patient Education
Presented by Gabrielle Davis, MPH, MA, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, TTS, CHES, LPC, NCC
Course: #1811Level: Introductory1 Hour
Appropriate patient education is imperative during appointments and hospital stays to ensure patients are armed with the necessary tools to be successful once they return home. Unfortunately, all people learn differently, and literacy (health literacy as well) levels vary across the nation. Respiratory therapists must personalize general educational information that would best fit that patient versus of using materials and techniques that simply cater to their diagnosis.

Learning To Practice With Cultural Humility
Presented by Adeola Solaru, MSOT, OTR/L, Caitlin Rhoten, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #1749Level: Introductory1 Hour
Building RT's capacity of incorporating cultural humility into their everyday practice is the purpose of this course. It will also stress the importance of self-reflection to allow RTs to examine their attitudes on cultural humility and foster views about acceptance and inclusion to create more authentic and meaningful therapeutic relationships with their clients.

Prevention of Medical Errors
Presented by Claire Aloan, MS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Course: #1717Level: Introductory2 Hours
Content provides essential aspects of patient safety and medical errors in respiratory care. The core focus is on the respiratory therapy aspects of patient safety and the discussion of respiratory medical errors, including sources, locations, and significance. Respiratory medication, documentation, equipment errors, ways to avoid errors, enhancing care coordination, and improving respiratory communication and outcomes are reviewed.

Managing Implicit Bias for Healthcare Excellence
Presented by Anna Smith, MS, Katrinna Mathews, DSW, MEd, LAPSW
Course: #1687Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Implicit bias training is an essential first step in understanding the complexities of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare. This course covers what implicit biases are, how they impact health professionals, and what interventions health practitioners can do to address them.

Implicit Bias: Research and Tools
Presented by Katrinna Mathews, DSW, MEd, LAPSW, Anna Smith, MS, Leigha Jansen, EdD, CCC-A
Course: #1689Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Implicit bias training is an important first step in understanding the complexities of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in healthcare. This course covers the current research on implicit biases and interventions for individuals and organizations to address and dismantle implicit bias.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standards: What You Need to Know
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Course: #1564Level: Introductory1 Hour
A review of the bloodborne pathogens standard as published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Learn what you need to know in your place of employment, including employer requirements for protection and appropriate infection control practices.

Minding the Gaps in Safe Patient Transport - RT and EMS Joint Taskforce Series: Collaboration, Communication and Care Management
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT, Melissa Gulizia, BS, RRT, Joe Wiebold, CCEMT-P, Corey Mohnike, BS, RRT-ACCS
Course: #1557Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
Continuity of safe patient transport requires specialized care and key elements in building relationships between RT, EMS, and Medical Transport within the community. The course delivers an in-depth look at the relationship between RT and EMS skilled providers' experience and decisions in transferring complex pulmonary patients as they strove to keep them safe. Education and training needs, communication tools, potential risks, and care strategies for the best possible outcomes are examined.

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