Respiratory Care Open Forum

Researchers and clinicians present their findings from studies in aerosol therapy, mechanical ventilation, neonatal and pediatric care, education, management, and every practice mode in the profession.

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Saturday, Oct. 15

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 206

Poster Discussions #1 • Ventilation/Ventilators, Part 1

  • Using Proportional Assist Ventilation to Wean Adult Difficult-to-Wean Prolonged Mechanically Ventilated Patients — Hassan Al Gazwi BSRC, Dammam Saudi Arabia
  • The Effect of Airway Release Ventilation on Circulation and Respiration in Post-Operation of Cardiac Surgery Patients — Huiqing Ge MSc, Hangzhou China
  • The Utilization of High Frequency Percussive Ventilation to Reduce Extracorporeal Oxygenation Membrane Support — Kenneth MEd RRT-ACCS RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC, Allentown PA
  • Implementing a Physical Therapy Driven Early Mobility Protocol Significantly Decreased Hospital LOS of Patients on Mechanical Ventilation — Kenneth Miller MEd RRT-ACCS RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC, Allentown PA
  • Re-Establishing Baseline With Transport Ventilators When Transitioning From ICU Ventilator — William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Comparison of Trigger Sensitivity Between Two Home-Care Ventilators and One Intensive Care Ventilator With Decreasing Inspiratory Muscle Pressures in a Simulated Neonate Lung Model — Gerald Moody, Dallas TX
  • Filtering Continuously Administered Aerosol to Protect Ventilator’s Exhalation Valve From Contamination — Paul Nuccio MSc RRT FAARC, Boston MA
  • Open Heart Weaning Protocol: A Performance Improvement Project — Keith Lamb, Des Moines IA
  • Plow of 0 cm H2O Maximizes Peak Expiratory Flow While Optimizing Carbon Dioxide Removal in Airway Pressure Release Ventilation — Maria Madden, Baltimore MD
  • Compression Volume Loss Can Be Reduced by Adding End-Inspiratory Pause in a Pediatric Lung Model — Lance Pangilinan, San Francisco CA
  • Ventilator Compression Volume Compensation Does Not Maintain Pre-Set Tidal Volume — Justin Phillips, San Francisco CA
  • Successful Defining and Adherence to Ventilator Alarm Guidelines — Ursula Alexander BSRC RRT, Plano TX
  • Filtering Aerosolized Tobramycin During Mechanical Ventilation — William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Ventilator Alarm Limits vs Measured Value: A Quality Assurance Study — Christopher Culter, Ann Arbor MI
  • Compatibility of the IC-2A MR Ventilator With a 7 Tesla MRI — Robert Johnson MSc, Helena AL
  • Clinical Management Strategies for Airway-Pressure Release Ventilation: A Survey of Clinical Practice — Andrew Miller BSRT, Durham NC

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 207

Poster Discussions #2 • O2 Therapy, Home Care

  • Filtering Room Air Entrained by Venturi of Single-Limb-Circuit: Effect on FIO2 Delivery — William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Comparing High Flow Nasal Cannula Systems: The Effect of Increasing Minute Volume and Flow on FIO2 — William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Comparing Baseline to Carinal ETCO2 With Increasing HFNC Flow and Minute Volume — William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Microorganism Growth on Oxygen E-Cylinders in a Children’s Hospital: Comparison of Different Cleaning Techniques — Erin Smith, Studio City CA
  • Oxygen Concentration Delivered by Two Different Non-Rebreather Masks — Brandon Burk, Clever MO
  • Heat and Humidification Efficiency of 3 High Flow Nasal Cannula Systems at Variable Flow Rates: An In Vitro Study — Matthew Pavlichko MSc, Charlotte NC
  • Performance of the MaxVenturi High Flow Device: A Simulation Study — Sherry Babic RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Evaluation of a Computer Decision Support System for Management of Oxygenation in Ventilated Patients — Susan Gole RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Tracheal FIO2 Measurements in Three Different Venturi Masks During Simulated, Normal Breathing — Taylor Huffman, Springfield MO
  • Are We Keeping Our Non-Intubated Patients on Oxygen Therapy Way Too Long? A Retrospective Chart Review — Amber Hoch, San Antonio TX
  • Evaluation of the Delivered FIO2 of the OxyTrach Mask — Abdulrahim Alalawi BSRT, Springfield MO
  • Clinical Validation of a Smartphone Based Capnometer for Pulmonary Disease Monitoring in Free-Living Conditions — Devon Bridgeman PhD, Tempe AZ
  • Long-Term Oxygen Delivery Devices Affect the Mobility and Quality of Life of Oxygen-Dependent COPD Patients — Constance C Mussa MSc RRT, Chicago Illinois

Sunday, Oct. 16

10:00 am–11:55 am | Room 206

Poster Discussions #3 • Monitoring/Equipment

  • Performance of Clinical Estimates of Dead Space in Multiple Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships Within a Computer Model — Usra Naeem, Nottingham United Kingdom
  • Prediction of Arterial Oxygen Tension to Fraction of Inspired Oxygen Ratio in Patients Following Open Heart Surgery — Susan Gole RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Utilization of a Closed Critical Care Unit and High Fidelity Simulations to Evaluate Equipment and Personal for Disaster Preparation — Patrick Daley, Asheville NC
  • Pulmonary Dead-Space Fraction Differs According to Etiology of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Kelly Ho, San Francisco CA
  • Pulmonary Dead-Space Fraction and Mortality Using the Berlin Definition of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Kelly Ho, San Francisco CA
  • Pulmonary Dead-Space Fraction Cannot Be Accurately Estimated Using the Unadjusted Harris-Benedict Equation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Richard Kallet MSc RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Defects in Oxygenation Have Only a Minor Influence on Pulmonary Dead-Space Fraction in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Richard Kallet MSc RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • A Comparison of Uncut and Cut Endotracheal Tubes During High Frequency Jet Ventilation — Amber Al-Abed, Boston MA
  • Comparative Study on Measured Compressible Volumes for 2 Adult Ventilator Circuits — Ben Downs RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Displayed Tidal Volumes vs Measure Tidal Volumes When Utilizing Inhaled Nitric Oxide on the Dräger VN500 — Ben Downs RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Comparison of Two High Flow Nasal Cannulas for Non-Invasive Ventilation Using a Neo/Peds Lung Model — Nancy Johnson, Medina OH
  • Accuracy and Stability of Pediatric and Adult Sized Esophageal Balloons Across Different Inflation Volumes — Justin Hotz, Moorpark CA
  • Comparison of Nasal Cannula Interfaces for Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation: A Bench Model — Kathleen Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Chardon OH
  • Point of Care Testing: A Comparison of Two Devices in the Intensive Care Unit — Dina Gomaa, Cincinnati OH
  • Accuracy of Delivered Tidal Volume on the Trilogy Ventilator — Nancy Johnson, Medina OH
  • Comparison of Proximal and Distal Sensor Placement of End-Tidal Capnometry Values From Three Ventilators — Brandon Burk, Springfield MO
  • Comparisons Between Different Techniques for Interfacing Capnography With Adult Supplemental Oxygen Masks: A Bench Study — Justin Phillips, San Francisco CA
  • Comparisons of Different Techniques for Interfacing Capnography With Pediatric Supplemental Oxygen Masks: A Bench Study — Lance Pangilinan, San Francisco CA

10:00 am–11:55 am | Room 207

Poster Discussions #4 • Aerosols/Drugs

  • Comparison of Bronchodilator Administration With Vibrating Mesh With Adapter and Jet Nebulizer in the Emergency Department — Patricia Dailey, Manchester CT
  • Clinical and Financial Impact of Respiratory Therapist Assuming MDI and DPI Administration From Nursing in Lung Partners Patients — Jennifer Pedley RRT, Syracuse NY
  • Determination of Filter Change Schedules During Continuous Nebulization of Epoprstenol — Carla Wollens, Lyndhurst OH
  • Evaluation of the Performance of Different Types of Nebulizers by Health Subjects — Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN FAARC, Taoyuan Taiwan
  • Comparison of Aerosol Delivery With Three High Flow Nasal Cannula Brands and Sizes — Darlene Pacocha, Springfield MA
  • Effect of HME on Aerosol Drug Delivery and Airway Resistance in Simulated Ventilator Dependent Adults Using Jet and Mesh Nebulizers — Arzu Ari PhD PT RRT CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA
  • Comparison of Interfaces on Aerosol Drug Delivery to a Simulated Adult Lung Model Receiving Noninvasive Ventilation — Arzu Ari PhD PT RRT CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA
  • Evaluating Upper and Lower Airway Nebulizer-Delivery of an Inhaled Reliever Medication for Bronchoconstrictive Disease in the Laboratory, Simulating Adult Tidal Breathing and Using an Anatomic Oropharyngeal Model — Judy Schloss, Minneapolis MN
  • Clinical Outcomes Associated With Vibrating Mesh and Jet Nebulizers During Mechanical Ventilation in the Acute Care Setting: a Randomized Controlled Trial — Meagan Dubosky MSc, Wheaton IL
  • Cost Effectiveness of Using Inhaled Epoprostenol as an Alternative to Inhaled Nitric Oxide — Eloisa Cutler, San Diego CA

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 206

Poster Discussions #5 • Education, Part 1

  • High Fidelity Simulation an Innovative Approach to Training Family Caregivers of Children Requiring Long Term Mechanical Ventilation — Joyce Baker MBA, Aurora CO
  • Development of a Comprehensive Pediatric Respiratory Residency Program to Improve Clinical Practice and Critical Thinking Skills — Joyce Baker MBA, Aurora CO
  • Assessing the Respiratory Therapists’ Effectiveness in Managing a Pre-Existing Surgical Airway Emergency — Phillip Stark, Hershey PA
  • Perceptions of Clinical Instructors and Respiratory Therapy Students on Effective Teaching Characteristics of Clinical Instructors in Saudi Arabian Universities — Fahad Alahmadi MSc, Medinah Saudi Arabia
  • The Prevalence of Use, Awareness and Beliefs of Electronic Cigarettes Among College-Based Health Care Students at a Southeastern Urban University — Abdullah Alanazi MSc, Atlanta GA
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination Score Was Improved Through the Entry Level Clinical Practice in Second Year Respiratory Therapy Student — Chin-Jung Liu MSc RRT, Taichung Taiwan
  • Procedures, Guidelines, and Education in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory — Julie Feldstein, Cincinnati OH
  • Pilot Project to Evaluate the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Combined Training of Medical and Respiratory Students Using Simulation — Jose Rojas PhD, Galveston TX
  • An Innovative Use of Respiratory Students to Gain Experience in High Stakes Neonatal Simulations — Daneen Nastars BSRC, Friendswood TX
  • Teach Back Focus Study in Lung Partners Patients — Linda Raut RRT, Syracuse NY
  • Consideration of a Standardized Pre-Admission Examination to Identify Probable Success on the Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Examinations — Carlton Insley III PhD, Salisbury MD
  • Knowledge and Skill Assessment of Portable Ventilator Use During Inter-Facility Transport Simulations — Jennifer Walton BSRC, Akron OH
  • Survey of Attitudes About Withdrawing Life Support and Compassion Fatigue Amongst Respiratory Therapists — Charity Hani, Seattle WA
  • Reduction in NICU Unplanned Extubations Through Education and Team Based Intervention — Debora Williams RRT RPFT CPHQ, Greenville NC

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 207

Poster Discussions #6 • Neonatal/Pediatric, Part 1

  • Using Respiratory Therapist and Nurse Assessments to Improve Asthma Treatment and Outcomes in a Pediatric Emergency Department — Steven Jester MBA, West Valley City UT
  • Best Practices for Enhancing Safety During High Risk Bedside Airway Procedures in Neonates — Leane Soorikian RRT-NPS, Philadelphia PA
  • Reduction of Minute Ventilation During Inhaled Nitric Oxide: An In Vitro Assessment of Neonatal Ventilation — Kathryn Clark, Medford MA
  • Impact of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation on PaCO2 and Lactate in a Surfactant Depleted Neonatal Pig Model — Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Impact of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation on Hemodynamics, Volumes and Pressures in a Surfactant Depleted Neonatal Pig Model — Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Implementation of a Beta-Agonist/Airway Clearance Protocol in a Pediatric Cardiovascular Care Unit — Ben Downs RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Validation of a Simulated Tracheomalacia/Bronchomalacia Airway Model — Gerald Moody, Dallas TX
  • Optimal NIV-NAVA Level for Apnea of Prematurity: A Comparison of Different NAVA Starting Levels — Shelia Ball BSRT, Dallas NC
  • Respiratory Therapist Staffing Impact on Early Extubation Study in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Post Surgical Repair — Ginger Weido, RRT-NPS, Lilburn GA
  • Successful Ex-Utero Intrapardem Treatment, (Exit), Procedure in a Patient With Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome — Susan Roark BSRT, Atlanta GA
  • Arterial and Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Measurements in Premature Neonates < 32 Weeks’ Gestational Age: A Validation Study — Melissa Brown RRT-NPS, San Diego CA
  • A Comparison of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Devices Inline With Pediatric Ventilators — Katlyn Burr, Newark DE

3:10 pm–5:05 pm | Room 206

Poster Discussions #7 • Management

  • Readiness to Work and the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Respiratory Therapists Working in Saudi Arabia During the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus Epidemic — Naif Alruwaili MSc, Shakaka Aljouf Saudi Arabia
  • A Survey of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Respiratory Therapists in a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital — Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Increasing Arterial Puncture Success Rate Through Standardization — Phill Jensen MBA RPFT, Salt Lake City UT
  • The Acceptance Factors That Affect the Concept of HPC in the PMV Patients’ Major Caregivers — Yeong-Ruey Chu, Atlanta GA
  • A Quality Review of a Human Resource Employee Selection Survey Used in the Employment of Respiratory Therapists — Patricia Doorley MSc RRT, Charlottesville VA
  • Creation and Use of an Interactive Annotated Bibliography as a Deterrent to Unsafe Respiratory Care Practitioner Staffing — Richard Ford RRT FAARC, San Diego CA
  • Professional Ladder Program Creates Career Development Opportunities in Respiratory Care Department — Lori Green, Herriman UT
  • Transformation of a Documentation Culture Increases Gross Revenue While Reducing Errors — Amanda Richter MHA BHS, Kempner TX
  • Lung Partners Impact on Reduction in 30-day COPD Readmission Rates — Wendy Fascia RRT-NPS, Syracuse NY
  • Building a Strong Foundation to Lead Your Team Through Transformational Change — Natasha Tyson MSc, Charlotte NC
  • Implementation of a Newly Developed Patient and Family Satisfaction Survey for Respiratory Care: A Pilot Study — Lisa Tyler MSc, Cherry Hill NJ
  • Reducing Non-Clinically Indicated Bronchodilator Therapy on Non-ICU Floors at UPHS Using a Therapist Driven Protocol — Margie Pierce MSc RRT CPFT, Philadelphia PA
  • A Respiratory Therapist Quality Improvement in MICU Improves Communication Using Escalation Protocol and Team Base Night Rounds — Juvel Taculod BSRT, Singapore
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide for Refractory Hypoxemia: Evidence-Based Protocol Development and Cost Effectiveness — Stephanie Cheng, Columbus OH
  • How the Multidisciplinary Team Impacts Overall Cost Savings — Pamela Holly RRT, Catawba NC
  • Cardiopulmonary Collaborative to Reduce 30-day Admissions — Joan Kreiger EdD, New Haven CT

3:10 pm–5:05 pm | Room 207

Poster Discussions #8 • Airways Care, Sleep/Pulmonary Rehab

  • Gaps in Comfort With Routine Tracheotomy Care Among Experienced Nurses and Respiratory Therapists — Maya Sardesai MD MEd, Seattle WA
  • Disposable Bronchoscope- Safe and Cost Effective Tool in Difficult Airways, Percutaneous Tracheostomies and Diagnostic/Therapeutic Bronchoscopy — Cherian Paily MSc, Chicago IL
  • A Bench Model Evaluation of Cuff Pressure Measurement Technique Using Three Different Measuring Devices — John Rendle MSM, Orlando FL
  • Performance Evaluation of Automated Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Regulators — Kari Kalthoff, Rochester MN
  • Endotracheal Obstruction in the ICU: How Bad Is It and Why? A Pilot Study — Maleka Najmi, San Antonio TX
  • Evaluation of Minimum Pressure Threshold for Maintaining a Seal and Prevention of Aspiration of Fluid Across Endotracheal Tube Cuffs — David Schulze, Gillespie IL
  • How Deep Can We Go? Following the Endotracheal Suctioning Clinical Practice Guidelines — Ashley Mathai CRT, Mesquite TX
  • Tracheostomy Care Provided by Bedside Nursing vs a Dedicated Team of Respiratory Therapists: Are Outcomes Different? — Keith Lamb RRT, Des Moines IA
  • Comparing the Cost of Tracheostomy Procedures: Bedside vs Operating Room — Jessica Chadeayne BSRT, Charlotte NC
  • Safety and Efficacy of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation in Children With Chronic Respiratory Illness Treated at Home — Adel Bougatef, San Antonio TX
  • Optimization of Staffing to Patient Census and Acuity Increases Volume While Reducing Cost in a University Based Sleep Lab — Amanda Richter MHA BHS, Kempner TX
  • Instantaneous Improvements in Pulmonary Function Induced by the Passive Pelvis Suspension at Supine Position — Tatsuya Ishizuka Tokyo Japan
  • Effects of Different Sitting Posture on Lateral Deviation of Thoracic Shape and Respiratory Function — Yoshihiro Aramaki Tokyo-to Japan
  • The Relationship Between Tongue Strength, Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea — Tamara Douglass-Burton MSc RRT RPSGT, Sykesville MD
  • Differences in Sleep Parameters Based on the Recommended and Alternative Electrode Placements According to the AASM Scoring Manual — Christopher Russian RRT-NPS, San Marcos TX

11:30 am–3:30 pm | Exhibit Hall

Posters Only #1

  • Status of Respiratory Home Care in Saudi Arabia: The Current Status, Obstacles and Future Directions — Hassan Al Gazwi BSRC, Dammam Saudi Arabia
  • The Effects of Noninvasive Ventilation on ICU Ventilators During Respiratory Therapists Required Time to Troubleshooting: Experience From a Medical Center in Taiwan — Yu-Jen Chang MSc, Changhua City Taiwan
  • Implementation of a COPD In-Patient Clinical Pathway With a Dedicated Respiratory Therapist Team — Sally Brewer RRT-NPS, Cumberland ME
  • Respiratory Therapist Driven Fast Track Mechanical Ventilation Weaning After Cardiac Surgery: Experience at a Community Hospital. A Retrospective Study — Osama Mukarram MD MBBS, Odessa TX
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Nationwide Cohort Study — Yi-Hao Peng MSc, Taichung Taiwan
  • Effects of Clinical Engineers as a Part of a Team Approach in Respiratory Care in Japan — Kazuto Aishima, Kanagawa Japan
  • The Effect of Statin Therapy on COPD Exacerbation: An Integrative Review — Viviana Chica, Alexandria VA
  • Association of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus With Pulmonary Embolism and Deep-Vein Thrombosis: A Nationwide Cohort Study — Hsiao Ling Chia, Taichung Taiwan
  • Evaluation of Clinical Facilities in Terms of Clinical Learning Environment, Supervisory Relationship and Role of Clinical Instructor in Respiratory Therapy Education — Saeed AlGhamdi MSc, Atlanta GA
  • Comparison of Sound Levels of Heated High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) in Oxygen Therapy — Takamitsu Kubo, Sunto-gun Nagaizumi-cho Japan
  • Migraine Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Adult-Onset Asthma: A Nationwide Cohort Study — Ling-Yu Hsieh, Taichung Taiwan
  • Staffing to Workload: Respiratory Care — Holly Behrns RRT, Rochester MN
  • Implementing a Sizing Chart for Nasal Cannula Placement to Decrease Associated Pressure Ulcers in Infants — William Bucher, Philadelphia PA
  • Pulmonary Dead-Space Fraction in Uncommon Etiologies of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Kelly Ho, San Francisco CA
  • Socioeconomic Status and Pulmonary Function Testing in a Mega Health Fair — Waleed Almutairi, Loma Linda CA
  • Independent Lung Ventilation and Nitric Oxide as Rescue Ventilatory Strategy in ARDS — Edgar Bautista, Mexico City Mexico

Monday, Oct. 17

9:30 am–11:55 am | Room 206

Editors’ Choice

  • Supraglottic Airway Placement by Respiratory Therapists for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Decreases Time to Continuous Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation — William Rosandick MSc, Granton WI
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Early Detection of Sleep Disordered Breathing in a Select Patient Population — Bridget Gekas BHSc, Swarthmore PA
  • Accessing Initial Response to High-Frequency Jet Ventilation in Premature Infants With Respiratory Failure — Craig Wheeler Jr, Boston MA
  • Impact of a Respiratory Therapy Assess and Treat Protocol on Cardiothoracic Readmissions — Robert Dailey MHA, Charlottesville VA
  • The Impact of Pharmacy and Respiratory Therapy Education on 30-day Hospital Readmission — Richard Rice RRT MEd, Cleveland OH
  • Spontaneous Breathing Trials and Conservative Sedation Practices Reduce Mechanical Ventilation Duration in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Vivian Yip, San Francisco CA
  • Severity of Hypoxemia in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Influences the Percentage of Patients Who Respond to Aerosolized Prostacyclin — Gregory Burns, San Francisco CA
  • A Respiratory Care Practitioner Disease Management Program for Patients Hospitalized With COPD — Peggy Watts MSc, St Louis MO
  • Evaluation of Endotracheal Tube Scraping on Airway Resistance and Weaning Trial Success in Difficult to Wean Mechanically Ventilated Patients — J Brady Scott MSc, Chicago IL
  • General Care Improvement Project: COPD 30-day Readmissions. Search for G.O.L.D — Kris Hammel RRT, Rochester MN

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 206

Poster Discussions #9 • Ventilation/Ventilators, Part 2

  • Utility of ICU Level Ventilators in Austere Environments — Thomas C Blakeman MSc RRT, Cincinnati OH
  • Effect of Circuit Size on Delivered Volume in a Simulated Pediatric Patient With Poor Lung Compliance During Pressure Control Ventilation — Justin Hotz, Moorpark CA
  • Patient Ventilator Interaction During APRV/BiPAP Modes Among Three Ventilators in ARDS Patients: A Model Lung Study — Mauo-Ying Bien PhD, Taipei Taiwan
  • A Quest to Finding the Optimal Mechanical Breath Profile for the Management of ARDS: A Pilot Animal Study — Ruben Restrepo MD RRT FAARC, San Antonio TX
  • Frequency and Priority Level of Ventilator Alarms in the Intensive Care Unit: A Preliminary Quality Assurance Study — Andrew Weirauch BSRT, Plymouth MI
  • Use of Noninvasive Ventilation in Pediatric Patients With Pleural Effusion Associated With Dengue Virus Infection: A Retrospective Review — Sandra Palacio, Cali Colombia
  • Identifying the Optimal Mechanical Breath Profile: An Animal Case Study in Ventilation Approaches to the ARDS Lung Model. A Consensus by the InDiVent Work Group — Daniel Rowley, Charlottesville VA
  • The Effect of Increasing Amplitude and Percent Support on Tidal Volume and Peak Pressure During Proportional Assist Ventilation — Ashlyn Krupa, Boise ID
  • Bunnell Jet Ventilator PIP and Delta P Attenuation: Across the Length of Five Separate Endotracheal Tube Sizes, and Using Four Different on Times — Jeffrey Wright, West Valley City UT
  • At What Point Do Expiratory CO2s Enter the Inspiratory Limb of the High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator? — Jeffrey Wright, West Valley City UT
  • Discerning Expiratory Time vs Pressure in Preventing In Vivo Alveolar Collapse — Joshua Satalin, Syracuse NY
  • A Bench Study of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Delivery During High Frequency Percussive Ventilation — Richard Branson MSc RRT FAARC, Cincinnati OH
  • Clamping the Endotracheal Tube Using Optimal Clamping Technique Prior to Disconnection Maintains Airway Pressure Reducing Risk of De-Recruitment — Maria Madden RRT-ACCS, Baltimore MD
  • Comparison of Tidal Volume Delivered From Two Circuits With the VDR-4 Critical Care Ventilator: A Bench Model — Amanda Lutz MSRC, Philadelphia PA
  • Changes in National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Criteria Resulted in an Increase in Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) and Infection-Related Ventilator-Associated Complication (IVAC) Rates at Our Medical Center — Carol Agard RRT RPFT, Honolulu HI

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 207

Poster Discussions #10 • Neonatal/Pediatric, Part 2

  • Pressure Relief Valve Influence on Westmed High Flow Nasal Cannula Flow Delivery — Edna Warnecke, Kensington CA
  • Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Assist in Weaning Pediatric Patients From Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation — Deborah Lineham, Baltimore MD
  • Dead Space and Resistance Changes Between Cut and Uncut Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes in a Bench Model — Maureen Buenaventura, Valencia CA
  • Arterial Blood Gas Abnormalities and the Risk of Intraventricular Hemorrhage Or Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Neonates — Melissa Brown RRT-NPS, San Diego CA
  • The Incidence of Hypocapnia and Hypercapnia in Ventilated and Non-Ventilated Premature Neonates< 32 Weeks’ Gestational Age — Melissa Brown RRT-NPS, San Diego CA
  • Bronchiolitis Optimal Care: An Enterprise Effort to Reduce Variation in Bronchiolitis Management Across the Care Continuum — Lisa Wright MHA, Lexington KY
  • Lessons Learned From Bedside Smoking Counseling Pilot Program During 2016 RSV Season — Susan Ciarlariello MBA, Dayton OH
  • Single Hospital Retrospective Data Analysis of Therapist Calculated Ideal Body Weights vs Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Weight-for-Stature Growth Charts — David Schulze, Gillespie IL
  • Physiologic Effects of Volume-Targeted Modes and Endotracheal Tube Leak in Surfactant-Deficient Juvenile Rabbits — Rob DiBlasi BSRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Physiologic Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide (INO) in Piglets With Pulmonary Hypertension During Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Life Support (VV-ECLS) — Rob DiBlasi BSRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Growth in Utilization of HFNC in a Pediatric Hospital — John Salyer MBA FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Preliminary Results of a Protocol to Improve Utilization of Chest Physiotherapy (CPT) and Other Airway Clearance (ACT) Techniques in Pediatrics — John Salyer MBA FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Outcomes and Complications Associated With Synchronized Nasal Pressure Control Ventilation in Non-Intubated Preterm Infants — David Vines MHS RRT FAARC, Chicago IL

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 206

Poster Discussions #11 • Education, Part 2

  • Evaluating Nicotine Dependence Among College Students Who Use Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Products — Sidney Weiler, Sour Lake TX
  • Assessment of Mechanical Ventilation Knowledge of Newly Hired Respiratory Therapists at an Academic Hospital — Matthew Jurecki, Lakewood OH
  • Use of Standardized Patients in Respiratory Care: Preclinical Experience in a Baccalaureate Program — Selina Deng, Helotes TX
  • Is a Simulated Patient Encounter a Valuable Preclinical Experience for BSRC Students? Results of a Post-Simulation Survey — Selina Deng, San Antonio TX
  • Do Respiratory Therapist Students Apply the Skills to Become Advanced Practitioners? Results of Preclinical Simulation Experience — Pooja Bhasin, San Antonio TX
  • Effect of Clinician Training on Tobacco Dependence for Respiratory Therapists — Georgianna Sergakis PhD, Columbus OH
  • The Perceived Impact of International Educational Experience in the United States on Saudi Respiratory Therapists — Hassan AbuNurah MHS, Atlanta GA
  • Qualitative Assessment of the Attitudes, Beliefs, and Intentions of Respiratory Therapy Faculty Towards Interprofessional Education — Marlo Vernon MPH, Augusta GA
  • The Lived Experience of Respiratory Therapists During Withdrawal of Advanced Life Support in the ICU: A Phenomenological Approach — Eloisa Cutler, San Diego CA
  • Evaluation of Technology-Enhanced Education and Debriefing Sessions for Teaching High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) to Physicians and Respiratory Therapists for Use as a Rescue Intervention in Adult Patients — Ruqaiya Al-Harthi, Chicago IL
  • College Student Perception on Medical TV Shows — Nicole Meyer, Loma Linda CA
  • An Assessment of the Clinical Learning Environment From Respiratory Care Students During Internship Rotations: A Pilot Study — Christopher Russian RRT-NPS, San Marcos TX

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 207

Poster Discussions #12 • Asthma/Pulmonary Disease, Case Reports, Diagnostics

  • Hospital Utilization for COPD Patients Enrolled in a Home Based Pulmonary Population Health Program Using Respiratory Therapist in Partnership With a Medicare Advantage Plan — Alan Greene RRT, Carrboro NC
  • Knowledge of Asthma and the Utilization of Certified Asthma Educators in a Health Law Partnership Legal Service Clinic — Laura Miller, Lawrenceville GA
  • Effectiveness of Respiratory Risk Scoring Tool Used in Conjunction With a Bronchial Hygiene Treatment Flowchart Based on New Clinical Practice Guidelines — Patty Silver MEd, St Louis MO
  • Lung Cancer and Implicit Bias in Respiratory Therapists — Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT FAARC, Columbus OH
  • Alpha 1: Not Rare, Just Rarely Diagnosed — Regina Rackow MPH RRT RPFT, Roanoke VA
  • Is There a Magic Formula for Decreasing COPD Readmission Rates? — Charlene Raley, Sioux Falls SD
  • Computerized Applications for Tobacco Dependence: Attitudes and Preferences — Jennifer Goodman, Columbus OH
  • Forty Percent Heliox as an Adjunctive Therapy to Mechanically Ventilate a Child With Rhinovirus/Enterovirus-Related Respiratory Failure — Sherwin Morgan, Chicago IL
  • The Impact of Using Non-Birth Sex on the Interpretation of Spirometry Data in Subjects With Airflow Obstruction — Ralph Stumbo, Tacoma WA
  • A Comparison of Respiratory Muscle Strength Measurements When Using the Medgraphics System, Pressure Manometer Setup and MicroRPM — Christopher Russian RRT-NPS, San Marcos TX

10:00 am–2:30 pm | Exhibit Hall

Posters Only #2

  • Noise Exposure From Mechanical Ventilators During Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation With an Interface-Helmet — Jun Yoshioka, Yamagata-shi Japan
  • An Association Between Variants of Leptin (LEP), Adiponectin (ADIPOQ) and Obesity-Related Sleep Apnea of Postmenopausal Women in Korea — Seung Kwon Hong PhD MPH, Incheon Korea
  • A Concordance Analysis of Self-Reported and Cotinine-Verified Smoking Prevalence Rates of Male and Female Smokers in Korea — Seung Kwon Hong PhD MPH, Incheon Korea
  • Assessing the Efficacy of Directing the Flow From a 5-L/min Concentrator Through Two Pediatric Flow Meters — William French MA, Kirtland OH
  • Puff, Puff, Wheeze, Wheeze! Oh How I Wish I Could Breathe. Prevalence of Undiagnosed Asthma in Older Adults — Timothy Larson RRT-NPS, Canal Fulton OH
  • Weaning ELBW Infants With Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist: A Case Report — Chi-Hao Chang, Kaohsiung Taiwan
  • Analysis of Characteristics and Prognostic Factors in Adult Patients Using BiPAP in Korea: A Retrospective Single Center Study — Hee Jung Suh MSN, Seoul Korea
  • The Predictive Factor of Hospital Survival From Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases — Ai-chin Cheng MSc, Tainan Taiwan
  • Sleep Disorder Breathing Assessment in Low Socioeconomic Status Patients in a Mega Health Fair Clinic — Nicole Meyer, Loma Linda CA
  • Respiratory Care Safety and Support Initiatives Increase Patient Satisfaction in Adult Patient Population — Katie Ritz, Northumberland PA
  • Variability in Distal End-Expiratory Pressure and Distal Flow in Three Different High-Flow Nasal Cannula Systems — Kevin Collins MSc RRT RPFT AE-C, San Marcos TX
  • Benefit Associated With Implementation of a Core Respiratory Therapy Team in the Neurocritical Care Unit — Sumi Campbell, Cottonwood Heights UT
  • Lean Methodologies Impact to Respiratory Care Services — Deanna Gravely BSRT, Fort Mill SC
  • Agreement Between Health Care Provider Classification and Clinical Data for Asthma Severity and Control in Underserved Children — John Cameron MSc, Naperville IL
  • Effects of Therapeutic Suggestion on Pain Outcomes Associated With Arterial Punctures for Blood Gas Analysis — Frank Austan DHSc, Philadelphia PA
  • Reducing Compression Volume During an End-Inspiratory Pause Primarily Occurs Under Conditions of High Resistance and High Compliance — Earl Mangalindan, San Francisco CA


Abstracts will be presented in one of three formats:

  • Editors’ Choice

    Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15–16
    Display of Editors’ Choice posters with top 6 abstracts in 2015.

    Monday, Oct. 17
    Ten-minute slide presentations with slides by authors of Editors’ Choice, each followed by 10-minute period of audience questions and discussion.

  • Posters and Discussions

    Saturday–Monday, Oct. 15–17
    Poster sessions grouped by topics. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and questions/discussions allow presenters to expand the work featured on the posters.

  • Posters Only

    Sunday–Monday, Oct. 16–17
    Posters presented in sessions grouped by category, different every day.