Maximize your attendance by registering for a Congress pre-course. All pre-courses will be held on Friday, Oct. 14.
If you have already registered for Congress you can add one of the pre-courses at a discounted rate by either:
8:00 am–12:00 pm
Applied for continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded.
Objectives: This 4 hours simulation course provides best practices for arterial catheter insertion and use for new and experienced inserters. This program includes didactic and simulation training with rotations through hands-on stations reinforcing insertion practice, increasing procedural confidence. Hands-on stations including: transducer set up and troubleshooting, site selection, device insertion, insertion review with simulation and anatomical ultrasound assessment. A review and practice of aseptic technique including hand hygiene, gowning, gloving, establishing a sterile field, draping, proper dressing and securement of arterial catheters will also be completed. Attending this course allows you to gain knowledge and comfort with proper insertion as well as, prevention, recognition and management of insertion-related complications with arterial catheters.
8:00 am–12:00 pm | Room TBA | Clinical Practice
Amy Bardin MS RRT VA-BC, Scottsdale AZ and
Tim Spencer RN VA-BC, Scottsdale AZ
Approved for 4.00 hours of continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded. Lunch will be provided.
Objectives: This course will review the current understanding of ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) mechanisms in the micro-environment — the alveoli and alveolar ducts. Using this understanding of VILI pathophysiology we will deconstruct the mechanical breath and identify the optimal combination of lung volumes, pressures, rates, flows and the duration that they are applied to the lung at inspiration and expiration necessary to diminish VILI. The mechanism of airway pressure release ventilation (APRV)-induced protection of alveoli and alveolar ducts and the efficacy of APRV at minimizing progressive acute lung injury will be demonstrated. Optimal APRV settings and adjustments based on changes in lung physiology will be identified.
12:30 pm–1:25 pm | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Gary Nieman PhD, Syracuse NY
Presentation will review practices of lung protective ventilation and how creating a mechanical breath profile can potentially prevent the onset of ARDS. A close examination of the relationship of pressure and time will be reviewed.
1:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Michaela Kollisch-Singule MD, Syracuse NY
Recent laboratory work showing the relationship of pressure and time to recruit dependent areas of the lung will be presented. Homogeneous and heterogeneous injured lungs will be reviewed and the impact of alveolar damage as a result.
2:30 pm–3:25 pm | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Nader Habashi MD FACP FCCP, Baltimore MD
Clinical application of APRV will be reviewed including initial settings, troubleshooting, fine-tuning of parameters to achieve desired therapeutic results.
3:30 pm–4:30 pm | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Penny Andrews RN, Baltimore MD
Studies will be presented that demonstrate the impact of improperly applied settings can have when using APRV. In depth detail of studies will explain the results seen when APRV is applied properly and improperly.
Approved for 3.25 hours of continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded.
Objectives: Pandemic events present multiple challenges to the health care environment and the ability of the respiratory therapist to provide mechanical ventilation to all persons in need. The Strategic National Stockpile is a repository of ventilators that would be used to supplement the supply currently in use by the nation’s acute care facilities. These ventilators can be requested and allocated to areas of need in the event of a pandemic.
8:00 am–8:30 am | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Dario Rodriquez MS RRT RPFT FAARC, Union KY
This session will focus on how a pandemic event will impact acute care facilities and the provision of mechanical ventilation. The respiratory therapist’s role in these events will also be discussed.
8:35 am–9:05 am | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Richard Branson MSc RRT FAARC, Cincinnati OH
This session will concentrate specifically on the respiratory therapist’s role in mass respiratory failure.
9:10 am–9:40 am | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Catherine Mitchell MSN BSN RN, Atlanta GA
This session will describe how SNS ventilators are requested and delivered. In addition, the presenter will discuss how the SNS ventilators are stored and maintained.
9:55 am–10:25 am | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Richard Branson MSc RRT FAARC, Cincinnato OH
The Strategic National Stockpile consists of three specific mechanical ventilators. This session will discuss the capabilities of all three mechanical ventilators.
10:30 am–12:00 pm | Room TBA | Adult Critical Care
Richard Branson MSc RRT FAARC, Cincinnati OH
This session will provide the respiratory therapist with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with all three SNS ventilators.