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11 Apr

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 11: Guidelines for Ventilator Liberation

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, FCCP, defines ventilator discontinuation and discusses how guidelines have evolved and the differences between discontinuation and extubation. According to Dr. MacIntyre, ventilator discontinuation is the process of getting patients off of ventilator support and out of the ICU as they are recovering. “It consumes,… Read more »

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21 Feb

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 8: Adaptive Servo Ventilation and Central Sleep Apnea

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Jessica Schweller MS, RRT, RRT-SDS, RN, CNP, discusses the difference between central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Schweller explains the importance of regular patient evaluation for central sleep apnea because a patient’s health status is ever-changing. Schweller opens this episode describing how central sleep apnea and obstructive… Read more »

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06 Feb

Big Ideas Theater: Patient Centric Care

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Garry Kauffman MPA, RRT, FAARC, shares his perspective on the importance and value of practicing patient centric care. To Kauffman, this means providing care that is respectful of and responsive to the patient’s preferences, needs and values. “We should always be focused on the patient,” Kauffman said. He… Read more »

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13 Dec

Big Ideas Theater: Dr. Alexandre Rotta

In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Dr. Alexandre Rotta, MD, FCCM, discusses pediatric ARDS beyond mechanical ventilation. According to Dr. Rotta, management of children with ARDS continues to be a challenge for the pediatric clinician and goes beyond mechanical ventilation. In his Big Ideas Theater segment, Dr. Rotta explains that previously pediatric ARDS has… Read more »

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