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*New Item* Fresh Look Set
Two new topics give a fresh look at technology and application for Gas Exchange Monitoring and Lung Mechanics Monitoring. Order Programs 3 and 4 as a set and save.

Item PR2010F
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*New Item* Pediatric Set
Two new topics for pediatrics: (1) Taking Care of Our Kids in a Disaster; and (2) Pediatric Respiratory Care: Is There More Than One Right Answer? Order Programs 2 and 5 as a set and save.

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Professor’s Rounds 2010 Program Guide
More than 90,000 clinicians have learned the latest in respiratory care from Professor’s Rounds. Here is what you’ll learn in 2010:


Program 1
Identifying the Right Device for Inhaled Medication Delivery

For aerosol delivery to be effective, the delivery system for the medication must be matched to the patient’s ability to use it correctly. Myers reviews the current technology to aerosolize medication, their indications and contraindications, and coaching techniques that help patients achieve maximum medication benefit.

Sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from:
Monaghan

Professor: Timothy R. Myers, BS RRT-NPS
Moderator: Sam Giordano, MBA RRT FAARC

Order Item # PR20101


Program 2
Taking Care of Our Kids in a Disaster: What Respiratory Therapists Need to Know*

Preparation for natural disasters and terrorist attacks has focused on the adult population. Now Dr. Anderson discusses how to prepare our healthcare system to care for infants and children in a disaster, including: ventilator selection, pediatric training for primary responders, pediatric dosing for antivirals and antidotes, and other emergency preparedness issues. (Also part of the Pediatric Set PR2010P.)

Professor: Michael R Anderson, MD FAAP
Moderator: Sam Giordano, MBA RRT FAARC

Order Item # PR20102


Program 3
A Fresh Look at the Technology and Application of Gas Exchange Monitoring**

Gas exchange monitoring such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and transcutaneous monitoring has been available for many years. Hess examines these monitors in light of newer technologies and current applications. (Also part of the Fresh Look Set PR2010F.)

Sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from:
Monaghan

Professor: Dean Hess, PhD RRT FAARC
Moderator: Richard Branson, MSc RRT FAARC FCCM

Order Item # PR20103


Program 4
A Fresh Look at the Technology and Application of Lung Mechanics Monitoring**
Modern ventilators and related equipment allow sophisticated monitoring of lung mechanics. In this program, Branson explores the use of lung mechanics in the care of mechanically ventilated patients, particularly within the context of lung-protective ventilation strategies. (Also part of the Fresh Look Set PR2010F.)

Sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from:
Monaghan

Professor: Richard Branson, MSc RRT FAARC FCCM
Moderator: Dean Hess, PhD RRT FAARC

Order Item # PR20104


Program 5
Pediatric Respiratory Care: Is There More Than One Right Answer?*
Drs. Cheifetz and Anderson discuss the different approaches to management of the pediatric patient with severe acute lung injury, including the determination of optimal PEEP, using ECMO for ARDS as a sequelae of H1N1, and applying other adjunct therapies. (Also part of the Pediatric Set PR2010P.)

Professors: Ira M Cheifetz, MD FAARC; Michael R Anderson, MD FAAP
Moderator: Thomas Kallstrom, BS RRT AE-C FAARC

Order Item # PR20105


Program 6
Computer Control of Mechanical Ventilation
This presentation reviews the basic concepts of computer control such as flow and pressure to complex functions like tidal volume, frequency, end tidal carbon dioxide tension, and work of breathing. Chatburn discusses the evolution of computer control algorithms and examines the literature for evidence of benefit of new computer controlled modes. Where evidence is lacking he presents theoretical benefits. Finally, he explores visions of future possibilities.

Sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from:
Monaghan

Professor: Robert L. Chatburn, RRT-NPS FAARC
Moderator: Dean Hess, PhD RRT FAARC

Item # PR20106


 Program 7
Management of the Difficult Airway: Current Practice and Future Directions
Airway management traditionally has relied on direct laryngoscopy and intubation of the trachea. New paradigms and technologies offer new techniques that either avoid laryngoscopy or improve visualization to provide a promising armamentarium to improve patient safety and outcome. 

Professor: William E Hurford, MD FCCM
Moderator: Dean Hess, PhD RRT FAARC

Item # PR20107


Program 8
The Role of the Respiratory Therapist in Preventing Hospital Readmissions
This presentation discusses how respiratory therapists can reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions on cost and patient safety by committing to evidence-based practice. He also talks about how respiratory therapists, working outside their traditional roles, can impact patient care, reduce hospital readmissions and increase patient compliance. Laher reviews efforts by hospitals, payors and regulators to reduce readmissions, and provides examples of successful strategies.

Professor: Douglas S. Laher, RRT MBA 
Moderator: Thomas Kallstrom, BS RRT AE-C FAARC

Item # PR20108 


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Item # PR2010S

Also, in 2010, the series includes a bonus program available only with the purchase of the entire series.

Bonus Program (available with Purchase of Entire Series)
Evidence Is Not Enough: Achieving Best Practices to Improve Patient Outcomes
Patients often do not benefit as much as they should from research findings and evidence-based practice guidelines. Efforts to implement best practices are confronted by numerous barriers at all levels of the system. Dr. Pierson identifies and describes these barriers along with examples. He discusses the challenges faced by knowledge translation, the process of integrating the different components of the healthcare system to overcome these barriers, with the goals of maximum patient benefit, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Professor: David Pierson, MD FAARC

Topics will be shipped beginning in April as each is released.  Order of topics is subject to change.

* This topic available in the full 2010 series, as an individual program, or as part of the Pediatric Set PR2010P.
**This topic available in the full 2010 series, as an individual program, or as part of the Fresh Look Set PR2010F.

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