AARC Congress 2018

  Dec. 4–7, 2018

  Las Vegas, NV

Student Track

Are you an RT student? Are you attending AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas this December? Then you will not want to miss the following 10 must-have sessions for RTs in training.

Shawna Strickland

Identified especially for students by AARC Associate Executive Director of Education Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC, these sessions will be full of essential information to help you navigate your new career, understand important implications and nuances of bedside care, get up to speed on cutting-edge technology that might not even be covered in your RT program, and even cope with the emotions you’re bound to feel the first time one of your patients doesn’t pull through.

So put these sessions on your must-have list and we’ll see you in Vegas this December!

Tuesday, Dec. 4

9:35 a.m.–10:25 a.m. | Mandalay H

Keynote Address — Health Care Remixed

“(DUH): Because … ZDOGG! But for real, healthcare is difficult to navigate for both patients and providers. Dr. Damania offers discussion and potential solutions for a collective improvement for the future of medicine.”

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Reef C | General

Orientation for First-Time Attendees

“Dr. Schell, who will be the next AARC President, and AARC Program Committee Chair Tom Lamphere gives you all of the info you need to make sure you know how to take advantage of everything AARC Congress 2018 provides.”

1:30 p.m.–4:05 p.m. | Mandalay L | Adult Acute

Patient Assessment

“Honestly, we always need a refresher on making sure that we’re picking up on all of the clinical cues our patients tell us through vital signs and diagnostic tests.”

Wednesday, Dec. 5

10:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m. | Mandalay D | Clinical Practice

Update on Tracheostomy

“We focus a lot on our patients with endotracheal tubes, but what about patients with long-term airways? This symposium provides info for both adult and pediatric patients with tracheostomies.”

1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. | Mandalay D | Adult Acute

Monitoring during Mechanical Ventilation

“Now that your patient is intubated and receiving mechanical ventilation, how do you know it’s working? Does something need to be adjusted? Is the patient safe and recovering well? This presentation addresses a variety of monitoring techniques. Also, it’s Dr. Fan and Tom Piraino. #awesome”

3:45 p.m.–4:20 p.m. | Mandalay L | Adult Acute

Start Early: Lung-Protective Ventilation in the ED

“Think the ED is just a holding pattern for the mechanically ventilated patient until they get to the ICU and the “real” ventilation strategies begin? Think again. Early application of lung protective strategies can have a positive impact on our patients.”

Thursday, Dec. 6

8:35 a.m.–12:25 p.m. | Breakers F | General

Student Symposium for New Professionals

“What? A whole symposium just for RT students? Yup. Be there.”

3:05 p.m.–3:40 p.m. | Breakers F | Management

Professional Use of Social Media

“We all have at least one social media account … Facebook, Instagram, Twitter … how do we know what’s ok to post and what isn’t? Join us for this session and find out.”

Friday, Dec. 7

9:55 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Mandalay L | Adult Acute

Respiratory Care in Trauma

“Trauma patients present to us in a variety of ways and may require some special mechanical ventilation strategies. Check out this symposium and learn some unique ways to support these patients and what to do when it all goes wrong.”

11:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Mandalay L | Management

Using Ventilator Waveforms to Support Clinical Decisions

“Want to test your ventilator waveform knowledge? Join John Davies for his review of case studies to assess waveforms and make clinical decisions.”