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Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD): COPD Updates
Presented by Randy De Kler, MS, RRT
Live WebinarThu, Dec 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
Course: #1640Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews current, evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating stable and exacerbating COPD for healthcare professionals based on the best scientific information available.

Neuromuscular Disease Review/ Management, in partnership with Midwestern State University
Presented by Tammy Kurszewski, DHSc, RRT-ACCS, Jessica Fino, EdD, RRT
VideoAudio
Course: #1641Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course reviews neuromuscular diseases and associated treatment strategies within the scope of Respiratory Therapy. In addition, this course also discusses the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to caring for neuromuscular patients.

Autogenic Drainage: Technique for Airway Clearance
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
VideoAudio
Course: #1560Level: Introductory1 Hour
An introductory course on autogenic drainage introduces the practitioner to this airway clearance technique focusing on the indications, procedure, and monitoring of patient outcomes.

Asthma... Cause of Mortality Since 400 B.C.
Presented by Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C
VideoAudio
Course: #1589Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course emphasizes the current burden/impact of asthma. The clinical implications of caring for patients with an asthmatic history or current status asthmatics are discussed.

Rethinking Asthma – Endotypes and Phenotypes
Presented by Heather Murgatroyd, BA, RRT
VideoAudio
Course: #1553Level: Advanced1 Hour
We recognize the familiar phenotypes of asthma – exercise-induced bronchoconstriction(EIB), allergic, occupational, non-allergic, etc. However, understanding why patients with EIB, for example, may respond differently to the same treatment remains unclear. Identifying the mechanism behind the condition should, ideally, allow for precise - targeted treatment of these patients.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Deadly Progressive Fibrotic Lung Disease
Presented by Anoop Nambiar, MD, MS
Video
Course: #1484Level: Advanced1 Hour
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive fibrotic lung disease affecting individuals worldwide. This advanced course provides familiarity with current literature findings in epidemiology, pathology, and diagnosis of IPF. In addition, this course reviews future therapeutic directions and clinical applications for best practice and management.

Assessing the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patient: More Than Spirometry
Presented by Claire Aloan, MS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Video
Course: #1447Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This intermediate course focuses on increasing the understanding and application of the assessment of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The course reviews the objective tests of function and patient-reported outcomes (PROs), which can provide valuable information on patient status and progress within disease management programs.

Cardiovascular Disease in Respiratory Care: Rethinking the Clinical Implications
Presented by Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, AE-C
Video
Course: #1402Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This intermediate course provides a physiologic overview and evidence-based considerations of cardiovascular disease management in respiratory care. The course is designed to provide the listener with additional perspective and understanding in the critical care of patients with cardiovascular comorbidity.

What We’ve Learned So Far: Identification, Management and Impact of COVID-19 in Chronic Lung Disease
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
VideoAudio
Course: #1407Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides the steps in the identification of COVID-19 infection vs. chronic lung disease exacerbations, including the evolvement of management strategies for improving oxygenation and ventilator support for COVID-19 patients. The Biopsychosocial impact of this virus on the elderly and those with chronic lung disease is discussed.

Asthma Education: The Role of the Respiratory Therapist
Presented by Kevin Collins, PhD, RRT, RPFT, AE-C
Video
Course: #1437Level: Advanced1.5 Hours
This advanced course is designed to guide respiratory therapists in the key components of asthma education when teaching patients and their families. The information presented in the webinar consists of relevant research, evidenced-based national asthma guidelines for clinical application, as well as the experience and training of the presenter.

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