Oct. 4–7, 2017

Indianapolis, IN

Congress Program Sections

Respiratory Care Open Forum

Researchers and clinicians present their findings from studies in aerosol therapy, mechanical ventilation, neonatal and pediatric care, education, management, and every practice mode in the profession.

Supported by

Wednesday, Oct. 4

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 107–108

Poster Discussions #1 • Ventilation/Ventilators, Part 1

  • Validation of the ProVent Score in a Trauma Population — Dina Gomaa RRT, Cincinnati OH
  • Dual-Lumen Circuit – An Alternative to Dual-Limb Patient Breathing Circuits — William R Howard MBA RRT, Boston MA
  • Hamilton H900 Heater With Dual-Limb Circuit: The Effect of Pressure Trigger vs Flow-Trigger on Circuit Temperature — William R Howard MBA RRT, Boston MA
  • The Effect of I:E Ratio on Circuit Temperature With Hamilton H900 Heater and Dual-Limb Circuit — William R Howard MBA RRT, Boston MA
  • Hamilton H900 Adjustable Heater; Is Humidification Adequate Without Rainout? — William R Howard MBA RRT, Boston MA
  • Early Extubation Following Cardiac Surgery — Donna Tanner RRT-ACCS MBA, Cleveland OH
  • A Comparison of Oxygen Consumption Between Proportional Assist Ventilation and Pressure Support Ventilation — Terry L Forrette MHS RRT FAARC, New Orleans LA
  • The Effect of High-Flow Nasal Cannula in Reducing Mortality and Rate of Endotracheal Intubation When Used Before Mechanical Ventilation Compared With Conventional Oxygen Therapy and Noninvasive Ventilation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis — Yuenan Ni, Chengdu China
  • Low Driving Pressure: An Important and Safe Parameter for Lung Protective Ventilation and Weaning Especially for Patients With ARD — Cherian K Paily MSc RRT, Chicago IL
  • Reducing Nuisance Ventilator Alarms in a Surgical and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit — Darren B Lydon RRT, Albany NY
  • Evaluation of Compensatory Function for Compression Volume of Transport Ventilators: Bench Study — Keisuke Morinishi, Tokushima Japan
  • Circuit Occlusion and Resistance Across Standard Bacteria/Viral and HEPA Filters During Mechanical Ventilation With Continuous Aerosolization: A Bench Model — Gabriel Costea RRT-NPS, Chino Hills CA
  • The Effects of Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking on Mechanical Ventilation Days in Patients With Thoracic Cage Trauma — Robert B Murray RRT, Atlanta GA
  • Effect of High Velocity Nasal Insufflation, a Form of High Flow Nasal Cannula, on Exhaled CO2 in Adults With Normal Lung Function — Jonathan B Waugh PhD RRT RPFT CTTS FAARC, Birmingham AL
  • Association of Body Mass Index to Mechanical Ventilator Days of Traumatically Injured Patients: A Retrospective Study — Shi Huh Samuel Shan MSc RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Atlanta GA
  • Trigger Effect On Delivered Tidal Volumes: A Bench Analysis — James Paul Keith II RRT-NPS, Wilmington DE

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 109–110

Poster Discussions #2 • Sleep/Rehab/Diagnostics

  • The Effect of Smartphone Use on Children’s Cervical Angle and Pulmonary Function — Abdullah Alismail MSc RRT-NPS RRT-SDS, Redlands CA
  • Comparing ARDS Severity: Berlin Definition vs Lung Injury Score — Richard H Kallet MSc RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Representation of ARDS Etiologies Differs Across Berlin Definition Severity Classifications — Richard H Kallet MSc RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Influence of Personality and Disease Acceptance on Health-Related Quality of Life in COPD — Aaron McColpin, Camarillo CA
  • The Tele-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Acceptance Scale (TPRAS): Development and Validation Study — Abdullah Almojaibel PhD, Indianapolis IN
  • Is It Plausible That Plain Packaging of Cigarettes Could Influence Adult Americans’ Perception of Tobacco Products? — Teresa Evans Davidson BSRC CRT, Cold Spring KY
  • Comparison of 6-min Walking Distance Test Due to Different Oxygen Conserving Devices — Tetsuo Miyagawa PhD RRT RPT RCET, Yokohama Kanagawa Japan
  • COPD Management and Role of the Nurse Coach: Increasing Referrals and Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation — Carrie Hoover PhD, St. Joseph MN
  • Students’ Attitudes Towards Patient Smoking Status During Enrollment in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program — Amanda G Hale, San Marcos TX
  • Evaluation and Analysis of an Effective Pulmonary Rehabilitation Education Program — Rebecca Kay Roper BSRT, Indianapolis IN
  • The Response of Four Home CPAP Devices to 1-min and 15-min Power Failures: A Bench Study — Kendra Clingerman, Meridian ID

Thursday, Oct. 5

10:00 am–11:55 am | Room 107–108

Poster Discussions #3 • Monitoring/Equipment/O2 Therapy

  • Neonatal Respiratory Therapy Staff Evaluation of Three Point-of-Care Blood Gas Analyzers — Jill N Robinson RRT-NPS, Boston MA
  • Validation of the Instrumentation Laboratory Gem Premier 4000 for Point-of-Care Testing in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — David R Beadles RRT, Boston MA
  • Incidence of Underinflation and Overinflation of Endotracheal Tube Cuffs in the PICU — Sadie Wiatrek MSRC RTS, San Antonio TX
  • Evaluation of the Accuracy of Tidal Volume, PIP and PEEP Using a Novel T-piece Resuscitator for Pediatric And Adult Patients — Kathleen M Deakins MHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Chardon OH
  • Compliance of Hand Hygiene Policies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Among Health Care Providers — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • Comparison of Condensation Between Continuous and Intermittent High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • Additional Oxygen Flow Via Nasal Cannula During Bag Mask Ventilation Does Not Increase Airway Pressure in the Trachea: A Simulation Study for Apneic Oxygenation — Natalie Napolitano RRT-NPS MPH, Philadelphia PA
  • Oxygen Flow and the Rebreathing of CO2 in Oxygen Simple Masks and Oxymasks — Kazuto Aishima, Kanagawa Japan
  • A Descriptive Observational Pilot Study Comparing Regional Distribution of Ventilation During Lung Expansion Therapy in Adult Human Subjects — Daniel D Rowley MSRT RRT-NPS RPFT FAARC, Charlottesville VA
  • Carinal FIO2 - Comparing Oxymask to Non-Rebreather and Simple Masks at 10 and 15 L/min With Increasing Minute Ventilation — William R Howard MBA RRT, Boston MA
  • Accuracy of Standard-Flow and Low-Flow Oxygen Flow Meters in Circulation at Mayo Clinic Rochester — Christopher Acker RRT, Kasson MN
  • Very-High-Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy on Humidification in Adult Lung Models — Yusuke Chikata PhD, Tokushima Japan
  • Evaluation of Oxygen and Humidity With Humidified and Non-Humidified Nasal Cannula Oxygen Delivery Devices — Joseph D Zimmerman BSRC RRT-NPS, Seattle WA
  • Cardio-Effectiveness of High Flow Nasal Cannula Among Subjects During Pulmonary Rehabilitation — Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN FAARC, Taoyuan Taiwan
  • Are Oxygen Weaning Protocols Used Consistently? A Follow Up Study — Sylvia Cuevas MSRC, San Antonio TX
  • A Retrospective Chart Review of Mean SpO2 and Its Effect on Mean Ventilator Days — Susan E Gole RRT, Concord OH
  • High-Flow Nasal Cannula in Pediatric Patients: An Exploratory Survey of Clinical Practice — Andrew G Miller BSRT RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Philadelphia PA

10:00 am–11:55 am | Room 109–110

Poster Discussions #4 • Aerosols/Drugs

  • Bench Study Comparison of Vibrating Mesh Technology Used In-Line With Standard and Modified Vapotherm Circuits — Joel M Brown II BSRT RRT, Newark DE
  • In Vitro Comparison of Aerosol Delivery Efficiency of Vibrating Mesh Nebulizers With Different Shapes of T-Adaptors During Adult Mechanical Ventilation — Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN FAARC, Taoyuan Taiwan
  • Determination of Filter Change Schedules During Intermittent Nebulization of Acetylcysteine and Duoneb — Jenny Y Gan, Cleveland OH
  • Effect of Circuit Size on Aerosol Delivery in a Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation Model — Randy Willis MBA RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Taming the Hungry Beast: Protocol for Effective Management of Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) Utilization in Pediatric Populations — Lindsey Borock, Ann Arbor MI
  • Laboratory Evaluation of a New Continuous Nebulizer to Shorten Treatment Times for Patients Requiring Bronchodilation Therapy — Judy Schloss RRT-NPS AE-C, Minneapolis MN
  • Breath-Actuated Jet Nebulizer and Aerosol Delivery During Mechanical Ventilation — Ann D Cuccia MPH RRT-NPS RPFT, Stony Brook NY
  • Impact of Filtered HMEs on Aerosol Delivery and Airway Resistance in a Simulated Mechanically Ventilated Adult Lung Model — Arzu Ari PhD RRT PT CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA
  • Effect of Nebulizer Type, Delivery Interface and Flow on Aerosol Drug Delivery to a Spontaneously Breathing Pediatric Lung Model — Arzu Ari PhD RRT PT CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA
  • Aerosol Drug Delivery With Jet and Mesh Nebulizers Using Filtered and Nonfiltered Heat Moisture Exchangers — Arzu Ari PhD RRT PT CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA
  • The Impact of Nebulizer and Mask on Aerosol Deposition in Children Receiving Noninvasive Ventilation: An In Vitro Study — Malak Alshlowi, Atlanta GA
  • Albuterol: A Useful But Often Unnecessarily Ordered Bronchodilator — Abdulaziz Alzahrani MSRC RRT, San Antonio TX
  • Implementation of a Critical Asthma Algorithm — Daria Donelly RRT-NPS, Boston MA
  • Impact on Emitted Dose of Albuterol HFA pMDI With Shaking and Not Shaking Between Actuations — Mark S Siobal RRT-ACCS FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • A Bench Study of Inhaled Nitric Oxide Delivery During Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation and Mechanical Ventilation — Kendall Williams RRT, Easton MD

11:30 am–3:30 pm | Exhibit Hall

Posters Only

  • Dueling Algorithms: Relative Accuracy of the i-STAT and the RapidPoint 500 Point-of-Care Analyzers for Generating Oxygen Saturation Values During Profound Acidemia — Barish A Erenler, Garden Grove CA
  • Barriers to Asthma Education and Management Among Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioners — Melinda Marshall DrPH RRT-NPS, Atlanta GA
  • Does Pre-Hospital CPAP Delivery Also Deliver High Oxygen Concentration? — William R Howard MBA RRT, Boston MA
  • Setting Optimal Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Utilizing Transpulmonary Monitoring and a Pressure/Volume Measurement — Kenneth Miller MEd RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS AE-C FAARC, Allentown PA
  • Five Year Study to Evaluate Cleaning Endotracheal Tube Prior to Weaning Trials — Linda C Schofield PhD RN, Petoskey MI
  • Aerosol Therapy During High-Flow Humidified Oxygen Therapy: A Bench Study — Noah Jones RRT-ACCS, Asheville NC
  • Advanced Physiological Transmitting System Shortens the Time Required for Respiratory Therapists to Check Ventilator Parameters and Make Adjustments Accordingly in ICUs — Chao Chun Lai, Changhua Taiwan
  • Hospital Wide Survey on the Venner PneuX Endotracheal Tube: Validation of Feasibility Assessment — Maddalena T Droghi, Boston MA
  • Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV) Decreases Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity (CLD) in the NICU — Jonathan Callahan BSRC RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Fresno CA
  • Use of Mechanical Ventilation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Renal Transplant Patient With Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia — Sajjad Syed Raza RRT, Newington CT
  • Delivering a Standard of Care During Ambulation and Transport With Heated HFNC — Stephen Malinowski RRT, Boston MA
  • Enhancing the Care of Children With Tracheostomy Tubes — Bradley J Boynton BSRT RRT, Byron MN
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Independent Lung Ventilation in a Pediatric Patient With Necrotizing Pneumonia Complicated by Bronchopleural Fistula — Greg Jones, Little Rock AR
  • No More Snore — Bob Diamond BSRC, Youngstown OH
  • Availability and Education of Using Spacers or Holding Chambers With MDIs — Tiffany McCormick BSRC, Youngstown OH
  • Effects of Sitting Position on Thoracic Configuration and Changes in Volumes of Hemithoraces — Akira Shobo PhD MHSc, Fujimino Saitama Japan
  • Comparison of Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Level Between High School Students With or Without Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • Changes of Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Level During Short-Term Tobacco Smoking Abstinence — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • Using the Epic EMR to Automate Respiratory Therapy Acuity Numbers Leads to Streamlined Staffing and Workload Reporting — Lindsay Hattan MA RRT, Omaha NE
  • Utilizing High-Flow Nasal Cannula to Resolve Tension Pneumocephalus Should Be Explored as a Viable Treatment Option — Karen W Hampton MSc RRT, Kingsland GA
  • Sleep Hygiene and College Students — Kristen Chance-Habuda BSRC RRT, Boardman OH
  • Multi-facility Oxygen Shut Down at a Tertiary Care Medical Center — Michael Sanders RRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • Comparison of the Metaneb and IPV High Frequency Therapy Device Capabilities — Ricki Hackworth RRT, Springfield MO

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 107–108

Poster Discussions #5 • Education, Part 1

  • High Readmission Rates on 3C for COPD — Jessica Goforth RRT, Cold Spring KY
  • Development and Implementation of a Public-Health Grant by Respiratory Therapists to Educate an Inner City Population about Chronic Lung Disease — Gail S Drescher MA RRT, Washington DC
  • Exploring the Critical Thinking Skills of Respiratory Care Students and Faculty — Bshayer Ramadan Alhamad PhD, Al Ahsa Saudi Arabia
  • Is Simulation an Adequate Substitute for Clinical Experience? — Phillip Stark RRT-NPS, Hershey PA
  • Reassessing the Respiratory Therapist’s Effectiveness in Managing a Pre-existing Surgical Airway Emergency — Phillip Stark RRT-NPS, Palmyra PA
  • Importance of Multifaceted Education for Respiratory Therapists Performing Low Volume, High Acuity Procedures — Andrea Leigh Forman RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Quincy MA
  • 2017 Outcomes of the Respiratory Therapy (RT) Student Led Breathe-Zy Community Education Program — Rachael Chappell BSRT CRT, Ogden UT
  • Factors That Influence Respiratory Therapy Graduates’ Membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care — Crystal L Dunlevy EdD RRT, Columbus OH
  • Communication of Career Pathways Through Associate Degree Program Websites: A Baseline Assessment — Jenny Vargas MSRC CRT, Romeoville IL
  • A Simplified Model for Improving Fidelity of Simulators: Simulation of CO2 Production — Muzna Khan RRT-ACCS, Galveston TX
  • Interprofessional Education Simulations for Healthcare Students Using High Fidelity Manikins — Deborah A Patten RRT, Highland Heights KY
  • Student Attitude Toward Interprofessional Education: Impact of an Interactive Collaborative Activity — Debra Kasel EdD RRT-ACCS CPFT, Highland Heights KY
  • Dissemination of Clinical Protocol Information by Flowchart versus Text Description — Daphne Graham LPH CRT, Cleveland OH
  • Healthcare Professional Students’ Perceptions Toward Interprofessional Education — Bandar Mohammed Faqihi MSc, Atlanta GA
  • Electronic Cigarettes: Does Safer Mean Safe? Respiratory Care Students' Perceptions — Kelsey Whitford BSRC RRT, Independence KY

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 109–110

Poster Discussions #6 • Neonatal/Pediatric, Part 1

  • Safety of Heated Humidification Devices Used With Tracheostomies — Denise A Willis RRT-NPS AE-C, Little Rock AR
  • Conversion From Nebulizer Therapy to MDI Therapy in a Pediatric Pre-Operative Care Unit — Amber N Edge RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Cost Savings Associated With the Implementation of a Βeta-Agonist/Airway Clearance Protocol in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit — Gary R Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Implementation of a High-Flow Nasal Cannula Algorithm in Infants Admitted With Bronchiolitis — Gary R Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Creative Approaches to Improving Provider Compliance of Clinical Care Guidelines — Joyce Baker MBA, Aurora CO
  • Impact of Driving Pressures in Conventional Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatric ARDS — Herng Lee Tan MSc, Singapore
  • Consistency of Tidal Volume Delivery for Pediatric Patients Using the Astral 150 Ventilator — Nancy A Johnson RRT-NPS, Medina OH
  • A Pediatric Bench Analysis: Flow Output From a Portable Acute Care Ventilator to a RAM Cannula — Katlyn Burr RRT-NPS, Newark DE
  • Does Working With Children Create More Secondary Traumtic Stress For Respiratory Therapists? — Katlyn Burr RRT-NPS, Newark DE
  • Reduction of Chronic Lung Disease Rates With the Implementation of Bubble CPAP in the NICU: A 10 Year Comparison Study — Kevin Johnson RRT-NPS, Santa Barbara CA
  • Comparison of End-Tidal and Arterial CO2 in Preterm Infants Receiving Surfactant Therapy — Hsin-Ju Lin, Taoyuan Taiwan
  • Physiologic Effects of Aerosolized Surfactant Using a Breath-Synchronized Mesh Nebulizer in Surfactant-Deficient Rabbits — Robert M DiBlasi BSRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Avoid Risk Remember Oxygen Wean: A Quality Improvement Project to Wean Oxygen in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients — Lee D Murphy, Indianapolis IN

3:10 pm–5:05 pm | Room 107–108

Poster Discussions #7 • Management

  • Identification of Trends in the Communication of Prescriber Orders Associated With Mechanical Ventilation — Peter Betit RRT-NPS MBA FAARC, Boston MA
  • Efficacy of PEP Devices in Self-Management In Patients With COPD — Kun Ta Lee MSRT, New Taipei City Taiwan
  • Standardization of Multidisciplinary MICU Rounds: An RT Perspective — Carla Wollens RRT RPFT, Cleveland OH
  • Using the DMAIC Process to Improve Prone Ventilation Practices for the Treatment of Refractory Hypoxemia — Doug Shook MBOE, Columbus OH
  • How Exposed Are We? A Pilot Study to Determine Level of Radiation Exposure Among Neonatal Intensive Care Respiratory Therapists — Keith R Hirst MSc RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Wilmington MA
  • Impact of an Accountability System on Turnaround Times for Pulmonary Function Tests — Amanda Richter MHA RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS RPFT, Kempner TX
  • An In-House System for the Generation, Storage, and Retrieval of Paperless Competency Assurance Checklists for Respiratory Care Departments — Robert R Demers RRT FAARC, Pasadena CA
  • Developing the Role of a COPD Navigator Presents Respiratory Care Practitioners Multiple Opportunities for Patient Care Interventions — Janice J Thalman MHS-CL RRT, Durham NC
  • Canister Usage and Financial Outcomes With a Conversion to Common Canister MDI Delivery — Wendy Fascia RRT-NPS CPFT, Syracuse NY
  • 7 x 13=28 (Abbot and Costello Math): A Comparison of Productivity Rates for Mott Respiratory Care to National Benchmarks — Renee L Uchtorff RRT, Ann Arbor MI
  • Respiratory Therapist Survey: Occupational-Induced Secondary Tramautic Stress — Katlyn Burr RRT-NPS, Newark DE
  • Effective Auditing System for Respiratory Therapist-Driven Protocols — Cinthea Sparkman MHA RRT-NPS, Salt Lake City UT
  • Lean Approach to Affordable RT Department Staffing — Jordan Kaminsky RRT, Roseville CA
  • Value Engineering Improves Pulmonary Function Laboratory Utilization — William McNett, Salt Lake City UT
  • Identification of Trends in Alarm Management for Mechanical Ventilation — Kevin J Bullock MSc RRT-NPS, Boston MA

3:10 pm–5:05 pm | Room 109–110

Poster Discussions #8 • Airways Care

  • A Multi-Faceted Approach to Reduce Pressure Injuries During Noninvasive Ventilation Kenneth Miller MEd RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS AE-C FAARC, Allentown PA
  • Comparison of Two Endotracheal Tube Cleaning Processes in Reducing Airway Resistance for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient — Linda C Schofield PhD RN, Petoskey MI
  • Use of Anthropomorphic Measures to Predict Tracheal Length and Correct Tracheal Tube Placement — Teresa A Volsko MBA MHHS RRT CMT-E FAARC, Akron OH
  • Can Palpating the Pilot Balloon of an ETT Accurately Assess Appropriate Cuff Pressure? — Brandon Burk RRT-ACCS, Springfield MO
  • Accuracy of the Cuff Sentry Cuff Inflation Device Over 6 Hours — Brandon Burk RRT-ACCS, Springfield MO
  • Frequency of Measurement of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressures and the Impact on Ventilator Associated Condition, Infection Related Ventilator Associated Condition and Possible Ventilator Associated Pneumonia — Patty C Silver MEd RRT SSBB, St. Louis MO
  • Evaluating Endotracheal Tube Depth in Infants Less Than 1 kg — Renee Bartle RRT, Durham NC
  • Effects of Oscillatory Positive Expiratory Pressure on Mucus Draining, Rheological Property and Lung Mechanics: Comparison of Acapella vs Vibralung — Tetsuo Miyagawa PhD RRT RPT RCET, Yokohama Kanagawa Japan
  • Factors Associated With Endotracheal Tube-Related Mucosal Injury — Edita Meksraityte MSc RRT-ACCS, Chicago IL
  • Performance Characteristics of Endotracheal Tubes During Single Port Subglottic Suctioning vs Multi Port Subglottic Suctioning in an Ex Vivo Porcine Trachea Model — Brian M Daniel RRT, San Bruno CA

Friday, Oct. 6

9:30 am–11:28 am | Room 107–108

Editors’ Choice

  • A Comparative Analysis of Ideal Body Weight Methods for Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation — Jeffrey R Bilharz RRT-NPS, Boston MA
  • Evaluation of a Ventilator Bootcamp Improves the Knowledge and Skills Associated With Mechanical Ventilator Use During Inter-Facility Transport of Intubated Pediatric Patients — Teresa A Volsko MBA MHHS RRT CMT-E FAARC, Akron OH
  • Comparison of the RAM Cannula to Conventional Bi-nasal Prongs in the Delivery of Noninvasive Respiratory Support to Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) and Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants in the NICU — Cathy W Hughes RRT, Annapolis MD
  • Accuracy of Transcutaneous CO2 Values Compared to Arterial and Capillary Blood Gases — Randy Willis MBA RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Laboratory Evaluation of Continuous Cuff Pressure Control Systems — Sherry A Babic RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Increasing ARDS Severity by Berlin Definition Reflects Overall Illness Severity — Richard H Kallet MSc RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Prevalence, Knowledge, Beliefs, and Attitude of Waterpipe (Hookah) Smoking among Health Care Student at a Southeastern Urban Research University — Mohammed M Alqahtani MSc RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS CPFT, Atlanta GA
  • Perspectives from COPD Subjects on Long Term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) Devices — Constance Mussa PhD RRT-NPS, Chicago IL

10:00 am–1:30 pm | Exhibit Hall

Posters Only

  • Dueling Algorithms: Relative Accuracy of the i-STAT and the RapidPoint 500 Point-of-Care Analyzers for Generating Oxygen Saturation Values During Profound Acidemia — Barish A Erenler, Garden Grove CA
  • Barriers to Asthma Education and Management Among Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioners — Melinda Marshall DrPH RRT-NPS, Atlanta GA
  • Does Pre-Hospital CPAP Delivery Also Deliver High Oxygen Concentration? — William R Howard MBA RRT, Boston MA
  • Setting Optimal Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Utilizing Transpulmonary Monitoring and a Pressure/Volume Measurement — Kenneth Miller MEd RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS AE-C FAARC, Allentown PA
  • Five Year Study to Evaluate Cleaning Endotracheal Tube Prior to Weaning Trials — Linda C Schofield PhD RN, Petoskey MI
  • Aerosol Therapy During High-Flow Humidified Oxygen Therapy: A Bench Study — Noah Jones RRT-ACCS, Asheville NC
  • Advanced Physiological Transmitting System Shortens the Time Required for Respiratory Therapists to Check Ventilator Parameters and Make Adjustments Accordingly in ICUs — Chao Chun Lai, Changhua Taiwan
  • Hospital Wide Survey on the Venner PneuX Endotracheal Tube: Validation of Feasibility Assessment — Maddalena T Droghi, Boston MA
  • Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV) Decreases Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity (CLD) in the NICU — Jonathan Callahan BSRC RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Fresno CA
  • Use of Mechanical Ventilation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Renal Transplant Patient With Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia — Sajjad Syed Raza RRT, Newington CT
  • Delivering a Standard of Care During Ambulation and Transport With Heated HFNC — Stephen Malinowski RRT, Boston MA
  • Enhancing the Care of Children With Tracheostomy Tubes — Bradley J Boynton BSRT RRT, Byron MN
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Independent Lung Ventilation in a Pediatric Patient With Necrotizing Pneumonia Complicated by Bronchopleural Fistula — Greg Jones, Little Rock AR
  • No More Snore — Bob Diamond BSRC, Youngstown OH
  • Availability and Education of Using Spacers or Holding Chambers With MDIs — Tiffany McCormick BSRC, Youngstown OH
  • Effects of Sitting Position on Thoracic Configuration and Changes in Volumes of Hemithoraces — Akira Shobo PhD MHSc, Fujimino Saitama Japan
  • Comparison of Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Level Between High School Students With or Without Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • Changes of Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Level During Short-Term Tobacco Smoking Abstinence — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • Using the Epic EMR to Automate Respiratory Therapy Acuity Numbers Leads to Streamlined Staffing and Workload Reporting — Lindsay Hattan MA RRT, Omaha NE
  • Utilizing High-Flow Nasal Cannula to Resolve Tension Pneumocephalus Should Be Explored as a Viable Treatment Option — Karen W Hampton MSc RRT, Kingsland GA
  • Sleep Hygiene and College Students — Kristen Chance-Habuda BSRC RRT, Boardman OH
  • Multi-facility Oxygen Shut Down at a Tertiary Care Medical Center — Michael Sanders RRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • Comparison of the Metaneb and IPV High Frequency Therapy Device Capabilities — Ricki Hackworth RRT, Springfield MO

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 107–108

Poster Discussions #9 • Ventilation/Ventilators — Part 2

  • Examining the Inspiratory and Expiratory Tidal Volumes of the Dräger Evita V500 — Alexander Vargas, Boise ID
  • Nutritional Impact on Ventilator Weaning in a Long-Term Acute Care Setting — Cindy Tew MSN, Yorba Linda CA
  • Assuring Safe Management of Mechanical Ventilation during Setting Changes Made by Non-Respiratory Care Staff — Patty C Silver MEd RRT SSBB, St. Louis MO
  • A Humidified Anesthesia Circuit: A Bench Analysis — Katlyn Burr RRT-NPS, Newark DE
  • Accuracy of Mechanical Ventilators in Clinical Setting in Eastern Saudi Arabia — Hajed M Al-Otaibi PhD, Dammam Saudi Arabia
  • Effect of Altitude on Performance of the VDR-4 and Clinician Monitoring — Dario Rodriquez Jr RRT RPFT FAARC, Cincinnati OH
  • The Comparison of Spontaneous Ventilator Modes During Exercise — Tetsuya Hasegawa, Yokosuka Kanagawa Japan
  • Esophageal Manometry in Intubated Adult ICU Patients — Keith D Lamb RRT-ACCS, Des Moines IA
  • Comparison of the Rate of Improvement in Gas Exchange by High Frequency Oscillatory Versus Percussive Ventilation in a Newborn Piglet Saline Lavage Lung Injury Model — Robert Gillette MD, San Antonio TX
  • Evaluation of the Accuracy of Delivered Tidal Volumes in Critical Ventilators at Various Settings — Carly M Petrie, Darby MT
  • Evaluating Mechanical Ventilator Time to Wean in a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital — Julie A Silva RRT CPFT, Duxbury MA
  • Carbon Dioxide Clearance and Tidal Volume Augmentation Using the Life2000h Ventilator in a Breathing Simulation Model — Edna Lee Warnecke MSc RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Kensington CA
  • Work of Breathing Using the Life2000 Ventilator and a Nasal Pillow Interface With and Without PEEP — Edna Lee Warnecke MSc RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Kensington CA
  • Impact of COPD to Mechanical Ventilator Days of Traumatically Injured Patients: A Retrospective Study — Shi Huh Samuel Shan MSc RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Atlanta GA
  • Utilizing Tele-ICU to Improve Adherence to Mechanical Ventilation Goals — Amanda Richter MHA RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS RPFT, Kempner TX
  • Identification of Quality Metrics for Mechanical Ventilation — Brian K Walsh PhD RRT-NPS FAARC, Stoughton MA

12:30 pm–2:25 pm | Room 109–110

Poster Discussions #10 • Neonatal/Pediatric — Part 2

  • Correlation Between Calculated and Measured Mean Airway Pressure in Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients — Susan M Smith RRT, Ann Arbor MI
  • Parental Perceptions of the Neonatal Respiratory Therapist: A Quality Improvement Teamwork Project — Elizabeth Joo Young Greubel, Philadelphia PA
  • Survival and Decannulation After Infant Tracheostomy — Janet Lioy MD, Newtown PA
  • The Effects on Humidity When the Temperature Probe is Not Placed Proximal to the Patient Y — Jeffrey W Wright BSRT RRT-NPS, West Valley City UT
  • Characteristics of Unplanned Extubations in Children’s Hospitals: Data Analysis of a Large Multicenter Survey — Justin Hotz RRT-NPS, Moorpark CA
  • Functionality of Response Using Automatic Tube Compensation During CPAP in Neonatal Patients: A Bench Evaluation — Ryan M Sharkey MSc RRT-NPS, Charlottesville VA
  • Comparison of Delivered Bubble CPAP Pressures at Varying Flows in a Simulated Infant — Ryan M Sharkey MSc RRT-NPS, Waynesboro VA
  • Escalation of Care Protocol for Bronchiolitis: Impact on Respiratory Care Workflow and Patient Outcomes — George E Mitri RRT, Howell MI
  • Evaluation of Different Nasal Airway Interfaces on Carbon Dioxide and Pressure in a Preemie Lung Model Supported With Bubble and Ventilator CPAP — Patrik Malone RRT, Seattle WA
  • High-Frequency Jet Ventilation in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease and Hypercapneic Respiratory Failure: A Single Center Experience — Gary G Heyman RRT, Boston MA
  • Evaluation of Noninvasive Respiratory Support Resources for Use in Disaster Planning in a NICU — Kathleen M Deakins MHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Chardon OH
  • Impact of a Comprehensive Education Program for Parents of Children Requiring Long-Term Tracheostomy — Joshua D Curtis RRT-NPS, Lexington KY
  • Readmissions and Resource Utilization Among Infants Who Underwent Tracheostomy Before 1 Year of Age — Janet Lioy MD, Newtown PA

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 107–108

Poster Discussions #11 • Education — Part 2

  • Respiratory Therapy Department Directors’ Preferences Regarding the Educational Background of New Graduate Staff Respiratory Therapists — Sarah M Varekojis PhD RRT FAARC, Columbus OH
  • Improving Critical Thinking Skills of Undergraduate Respiratory Therapy Students Through the Use of a Student-Developed, Online, Respiratory Disease Management Database — Sarah M Varekojis PhD RRT FAARC, Columbus OH
  • Healthcare Students’ Perceptions of Simulation at an Urban University — Fahad Holil Al Enazi, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • The Use of Augmented Reality Glasses in Central Line Simulation — Abdullah Alismail MSc RRT-NPS RRT-SDS, Redlands CA
  • The Use of Augmented Reality in Intubation Simulation — Abdullah Alismail MSc RRT-NPS RRT-SDS, Redlands CA
  • Is Simulation an Effective Environment for Evaluating Effective Documentation? Joseph Camacci BSRC RRT-NPS, Hershey PA
  • A Comparison of Exam Questions Categorized by Level of Critical Thinking in a Traditional and Flipped Respiratory Therapy Class — Kathleen Hernlen MBA RRT, Augusta GA
  • Student Outcomes in a Collaborative Learning Environment: Team Based Learning Effectiveness in Teaching Electrocardiograms to Respiratory Care Students — Alan A Alipoon MSc RRT, Colton CA
  • Interdisciplinary Study on Nursing, Respiratory Care, and Social Work Undergraduate Students’ Practice of Attitudes Toward, and Knowledge/Skills with Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) — Lindsey Ann Morris, Wichita Falls TX
  • The Effect Factor of Evidence-Based Medicine Competition Jury Rating — Chia-Chen Chu MSc CRT FAARC, Taichung Taiwan
  • Peer Teaching and Learning in Interprofessional Clinical Simulation: Exploration of Respiratory Therapy, Medical Dietetics and Pharmacy — Kali Moore MSc RRT, Columbus OH
  • Do Students From an MSRC Program Apply the Skills to Become Advanced Practitioners Better Than Those Prepared in a BSRC Program? Results of a Preclinical Simulation Experience — Pooja Bhasin MSRC, San Antonio TX
  • Use of Standardized Patients in Respiratory Care: Preclincal Experience in a Master and Baccalaureate Degree Programs — Pooja Bhasin MSRC, San Antonio TX
  • Measuring Confidence of Respiratory Therapists in the Application of Mechanical Ventilation — William C Pruitt MBA RRT CPFT FAARC, Daphne AL

3:15 pm–5:10 pm | Room 109–110

Poster Discussions #12 • Asthma/Pulmonary Disease

  • Association Between Asthma and Endometriosis: A Retrospective Population-Based Cohort Study — Yi-Hao Peng MSc, Taichung Taiwan
  • Asthma Increases the Risk of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Retrospective Population-Based Cohort Study — Ching-Hua Su, Taichung Taiwan
  • A Review of Compliance in Asthma Action Plan and Patient Education Documentation in a Pediatric Emergency Department — Paul H Easley MHA RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Respiratory Therapist Impacts Asthma Care in a Pediatric Hospital — Kelly Chatham Patrick, Little Rock AR
  • Improving Follow-Up Care for Patients Discharged From the Hospital After an Asthma Exacerbation — Kelly Chatham Patrick, Little Rock AR
  • Effectiveness of an Interdisciplinary Asthma Education Program for a Pediatric Clinic Erin Sventy RRT, Chicago IL
  • Pilot Testing the Asthma Action Plan Knowledge Questionnaire (AAP-KQ) — Yahya Alzahrani MSc RRT-NPS RPFT, Melrose Park IL
  • Respiratory Warm-Up Effects on Running, Pulmonary Function, and Perceived Breathing — Dennis J Guillot, Thibodaux LA
  • Acute Anaphylaxis And Asthma School Management Plans: Use of EpiPens and Rescue Inhalers Within the School Environment — Brendan Hardie BSRC RRT, Boardman OH
  • Occurrence of Asthma Symptoms Reported by E-Cigarette Users — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • Changes in Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Level After 7-day Tobacco Abstinence and Ad Lib E-Cigarette Use — David Chang RRT-NPS CPFT, Mobile AL
  • The Effect of Climate and Altitude on Tuberculosis Transmission: A Systematic Review — Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw MPH, Brisbane Australia
  • Factors Which Influence Adult African Americans Asthma Self-Management — James D Holland PhD CNL RN RRT, Quitman GA
  • Impact of Tobacco Use, Leisure Time, and Physical Inactivity on Self-Perceived Health Status in Women in Colombia — Dario Mendoza Rome MsC, Bogota, Colombia
  • Race/Ethnicity and Thirty-Day Readmission in COPD — Daneen Nastars MSc RRT-ACCS, Friendswood TX
  • Infection Control and Prevention Awareness Among Nurses and Respiratory Therapists in Cystic Fibrosis Care — William C Pruitt MBA RRT CPFT FAARC, Daphne AL

Format

Abstracts will be presented in one of three formats:

  • Editors’ Choice

    Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4–5
    Display of Editors’ Choice posters with top 9 abstracts in 2017.

    Friday, Oct. 6
    Ten-minute slide presentations with slides by authors of Editors’ Choice, each followed by 10-minute period of audience questions and discussion.

  • Poster Discussions

    Wednesday–Friday, Oct. 4–6
    Poster sessions grouped by topics. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and questions/discussions allow presenters to expand the work featured on the posters.

  • Posters Only

    Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5–6
    Posters presented in sessions grouped by category, different every day.

Top

Copyright © 2021 American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063-4706
(972) 243-2272  |  info@aarc.org