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AARC Webcasts are online educational events that take place right on your computer. AARC members can attend a live event and earn free CRCE© credit or watch a past program and take a quick test for credit.

Pre-registration is required for live events. Check your email for confirmation and further instructions after registering. CRCE Content Designation is provided to assist members seeking courses to satisfy the NBRC's Continuing Competency Requirements and the requirements of some states for specific content areas. If no content designation is provided, then the course is not designated as a specialty content course and should meet the requirements for continuing education of state boards.

2017 DLCO ATS/ERS standards: Implementation in the PF Lab

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Category Diagnostics Speaker Susan Blonshine BS, RRT, RPFT, AE-C, FAARC Date May 3, 2018 1:00 PM

The measurement of diffusing capacity (DLCO) of the lung is accomplished through single-breath carbon monoxide uptake. In 2017, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) jointly updated their technical standards to improve the quality of this measurement. This presentation will review the changes to the previous standards as well as identify how these standards affect the pulmonary function laboratory.

This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

May 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast

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Category Adult Acute Care Speaker Keith Lamb, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, FCCM Date May 18, 2018 1:00 PM

The speaker will discuss the Editor’s Choice of the May 2018 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE “A prospective trial of frequent versus infrequent monitoring of endotracheal tube cuff pressures”.  The presentation will focus on the research design and interpretation of the results.

This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE.

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The Role of the Respiratory Therapist in Cystic Fibrosis

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Category Clinical Practice Speaker Dabney Eidson, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS Date May 29, 2018 1:00 PM

Cystic fibrosis is a non-curable genetic disease that affects mucus production and clearance in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Respiratory therapists interact with patients with cystic fibrosis throughout the stages of the disease: diagnosis in early childhood and disease progression through adulthood. It is important for respiratory therapists to not only understand the underlying physiology of the disease and how it is diagnosed but also what available treatment interventions should be used at any given phase of the disease process. The respiratory therapist can contribute to the multidisciplinary care plan of the patient with cystic fibrosis to promote the best lung health as well as quality of life. This presentation will detail the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis as well as the various diagnostic tools and current treatment strategies.

This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE