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Creating a Culture of Safety: A Review of Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, PhD
Course: #1269Level: Introductory1 Hour
The purpose of this session is to educate healthcare professionals to the types and incidence of medical errors, how to prevent practice errors in various clinical settings, and Joint Commission statutes related to National Patient Safety Goals.

Wheelchair Positioning to Optimize Respiration
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #1258Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Wheelchair positioning is designed to provide postural support and alignment, pressure distribution, and stability for functional activities. Positioning can also be used to optimize respiration by facilitating an upright trunk and head and supporting the diaphragm. This course presents common positioning scenarios where respiration may be compromised and interventions to address these concerns.

Mindfulness Techniques in Pediatric Practice
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L
Course: #1261Level: Introductory2 Hours
An introductory course to the art of Mindfulness as an intervention tool for pediatric respiratory therapists. Practitioners will gain an insight to the step-by-step process to not only practice Mindfulness for their own well-being but will learn techniques and strategies to effectively teach Mindfulness to children to address health concerns.

High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) and High Frequency Jet Ventilation (HFJV): Strategies for Success
Presented by Sherry Courtney, MD, MSc
Course: #1264Level: Advanced1 Hour
The course discusses indications and management strategies for neonates who require HFOV and HFJV modes of ventilation. A description of key parameters in lung recruitment and weaning is discussed, as well as the role of conventional ventilation.

If You Cannot Breathe, You Cannot Swallow... Breathing and Swallow Coordination in Respiratory Disease
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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
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, BS, RRT
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
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
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.

Evaluation and Management of Laryngeal Clefts
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
Course: #1239Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course examines the associated etiologies of laryngeal clefts. The course presents guidelines for evaluation, treatment, and postoperative management of laryngeal clefts.