This educational DVD annual series offers an in-depth exploration of recent scientific advancements in respiratory care and the evidence-based practices that improve delivery of care and reduce readmissions. Presented by the leaders in respiratory care, the series is designed to cultivate high-performing respiratory therapists who are equipped to educate patients and implement best practices in care.
Each topic is presented as a one-hour lecture and the DVDs offer flexibility for group or individual viewings. Each program is approved for one hour of CRCE® credit after successful completion of the test.
Complete course materials, proctor guide, CRCE logo and certification of completion forms are provided with each topic. Videos are approximately one hour in length. This series replaces the Professor’s Rounds annual DVD series.
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2015 Current Topics Programs
Ebola: From Sierra Leone to Sin City
The United States saw its first case of Ebola Virus Disease in 2014. Hospitals around the country are striving to enact procedures to effectively screen patients with potential exposure to Ebola, provide appropriate care to those who are infected, and protect healthcare workers. In this session, Dr. Rubinson will share his experiences treating Ebola in Sierra Leone in September 2014. In addition, Dr. Rubinson will discuss healthcare systems preparedness and preparedness for the bedside healthcare provider. Lecturer: Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD
Management Strategies for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
Part 1: Evaluation of dead space ventilation may be an important tool to help clinicians when determining certain ventilator strategies. Does it have a role in optimizing PEEP? Does it predict mortality? This presentation will discuss these topics and help us understand how the use of capnography may help guide the way.
Part 2: A discussion of PEEP titration in the setting of refractory hypoxemia and the role of recruitment maneuvers. Included will be use of oxygenation tables, best compliance, stress index, and esophageal manometry. Lecturers: Richard Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC and Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Respiratory Therapy 2015 and Beyond: Applied Adult Acute Care Case Studies
The roles and responsibilities of respiratory therapists continue to expand in multidisciplinary care management of acutely ill patients. The AARC’s 2015 and Beyond Task Force has identified seven major content areas with skills and attributes of graduate respiratory therapists that are needed to optimize participation in guiding patient care management. This case study presentation will demonstrate how each of the major competencies identified by the AARC’s 2015 and Beyond Task Force may be readily applied in the adult acute care setting. Lecturer: Daniel Rowley, MSc, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, FAARC
Management of the 2015 Asthmatic: Phenotyping and Managing Refractory Asthma
2nd Annual Thomas L Petty Memorial Lecture
Even with the availability of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines, up to 50% of asthma patients are not well controlled. The greatest proportion of costs and medical complications occur in the more-severe or refractory asthmatic group. This lecture will emphasize the importance of using fiberoptic bronchoscopy to phenotype refractory asthmatic patients and using this information to provide personalized individual directed therapy. Appropriate recommendations for the prevention and treatment of exacerbations will be reviewed as well as the safety of current therapeutic guidelines. Lecturer: James T. Good, MD
Advances in Respiratory Monitoring and Outcomes: A Pro-Con Debate
Advances in the technology to monitor the neonatal and pediatric patient with acute respiratory failure continue to occur. But, have these advances improved outcomes or simply increased the cost of medical care? This pro/con presentation will highlight both sides of this important clinical controversy. Lecturers: Michael Davis, BS, RRT and Brian Walsh, MBA, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
Ethics: A Case-Based Discussion
Respiratory therapists are faced with challenging clinical situations on a daily basis. This session will present four cases in which respiratory therapists are faced with an ethical dilemma and work through the cases to arrive at the most ethically supported outcome. The presenters will share perspectives on these important scenarios. Lecturers: Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD and Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
What Have We Learned About Noninvasive Ventilation in the Past 20 Years?
41st Donald F. Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture
Twenty years ago, noninvasive ventilation was introduced into acute care practice. This therapy is now widely used in the acute care setting. This lecture will address the evolution of noninvasive ventilation over the past 20 years, presented by an individual who has made much academic contribution to this field. Lecturer: Laurent Brochard, MD
Ventilating Trauma Patients: ARDS and Traumatic Brain Injury
Part 1: ARDS is a devastating clinical syndrome that frequently impacts trauma victims. Early recognition and treatment can significantly affect mortality, even in the transport environment. This presenter will discuss how trauma victims are uniquely susceptible to developing the syndrome. Recognition and interventions for conventional treatment of ALI/ARDS will be discussed.
Part 2: Ventilating the TBI patient can be a challenge. This presentation will cover approaches to reducing intracranial pressure and how the ventilator may help or hurt in the process. Lecturers: Joseph Hylton, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC and Carl Hinkson, MS, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, FAARC