8:00 a.m.–8:50 a.m. | La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom | Education
Shelley Mishoe PhD RRT FAARC, Virginia Beach VA
Several publications indicate that critical thinking is an integral part of the delivery of health care. This would suggest that fostering the development of critical thinking skills is a vital component of preparing RTs for the health care of today and the future. However, we know very little about critical thinking in the context of respiratory care as it’s not an area that has been thoroughly studied. This presentation will discuss the core components of fostering critical thinking skills in formal education and at the bedside from one of the few recognized experts in the field.
9:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Clinical Practice
9:15 a.m.–9:50 a.m. | 260–262
Richard Branson MS RRT FAARC, Beaufort SC
Respiratory Care publishes over 200 papers per year. What are the most influential papers published in 2019 that clinicians should understand? These papers question old ideas and suggest alterations to practice.
9:55 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | 260–262
Dean Hess PhD RRT FAARC, Danvers MA
How do I create a paper that has the best chance of being accepted? What are the most common mistakes made by new authors that preclude acceptance of their paper? What are checklists and practices that improve the probability of getting your paper accepted.
10:35 a.m.–11:10 a.m. | 260–262
Richard Kallet MSc RRT FAACP, San Francisco CA
Research requires expertise and time to be successful. How can a respiratory therapy department create a culture that prioritizes research? What infrastructure is required and how important are mentors?
11:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m. | 260–262
Robert Chatburn RRT RRT-NPS MHHS, Cleveland Hts OJ
Simulation can be used for education and research. However, simulation research is a science to itself. What are the best practices and what are the pitfalls of simulation research?
11:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 260–262
Richard Branson MS RRT FAARC, Beaufort SC
Bench studies of technology represent a focus of Respiratory Care. This lecture will describe the 5 top bench studies of technology and list the characteristics of exceptional studies.
9:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m. | Education
9:15 a.m.–9:50 a.m. | 272–273
Georgianna Sergakis PhD RRT FAARC, Columbus OH
This interactive session will explore the core traits and related literature on the development of GRIT (growth mindset, resiliency, interpersonal communication and teamwork) in clinical training. We will discuss how to develop strategies to improve the learners’ critical thinking skills by questioning their own assumptions and practicing for real world application.
9:55 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | 272–273
Samantha Davis MS RRT CHSE, Boise ID
This session will explore different instructional approaches for integrating the tough topics, such as resiliency, compassion fatigue, hospice, and palliative care into your own curriculum. Audience dialogue and sharing of current practices will be encouraged.
10:35 a.m.–11:10 a.m. | 272–273
Shawna Strickland PhD RRT FAARC, Irving TX
Many clinicians feel uncomfortable discussing palliative efforts and end-of-life options and most have no formal training in these conversations. Role-playing and simulation can be helpful to practice these difficult conversations and help refine approaches to conversations with patients and families.
11:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m. | 272–273
Gabrielle Davis MPH RRT CHES, Boise ID
This session will explore compassion fatigue and how lack of self-care can affect our interactions with patients, students, colleagues, and life outside of work.
9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Theater A | Neonatal/Pediatric
PRO: Teresa Volsko MBA RRT FAARC, Canfield OH
CON: Katherine Fedor MBA RRT RRT-NPS, Cleveland OH
There is increasing interest in reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation after surgery for pediatric congenital cardiac defects. However, the contemporary use of an early extubation strategy and its effect on clinical outcomes is poorly understood. Two clinicians will debate the benefits and risks of such an approach. Should a fast track weaning protocol be used on all intubated children following surgical correction of a congenital cardiac defect?
9:15 a.m.–9:50 a.m. | 286–287 | Adult Acute Care
Neil R MacIntyre MD FAARC, Durham NC
Respiratory therapists frequently encounter patients that are suffering from PE. Because PE can be dangerous, even fatal, it is imperative that it is recognized and treated quickly. In this lecture the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of PE will be discussed.
9:15 a.m.–9:50 a.m. | Theater B | Adult Acute Care
Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila MD, Cleveland Hts OH
This talk shares the practical experience of a director of a medical intensive care unit in a large academic medical center in designing and implementing respiratory care protocols. It will emphasize how to find, evaluate, and incorporate the latest evidence.
9:15 a.m.–9:50 a.m. | Theater C | Patient Safety
Kim Bennion MsHs RRT CHC, Salt Lake City UT
Join the presenter as she shares some key national patient safety initiatives specifically relevant to Respiratory Therapy clinical services. Attendees will receive key ideas they can introduce to executive leaders accompanied by detailed next steps for Respiratory Therapy to drive change … and learn how doing so can place our profession in the forefront of leadership. Attendees will become familiar with work of the World Health Organization as well as other national and international organizations in the charge toward zero patient harm.
9:55 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Theater C | Management
Steve Abplanalp RRT CPFT, Murray UT
Success in the constantly changing health care environment depends upon strong “teaming.” Creating an environment where employees feel safe to take professional risks, learn from experience, and then grow new ideas into opportunities enables them to reach their highest potential. Strong leadership teams that are dynamic, flexible, and organized to learn make a positive difference for every patient, every day while they revolutionize the health care workplace.
9:55 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | 286–287 | Clinical Practice
Deborah Linehan RRT RRT-NPS RRT-ACCS, Littlestown PA
A devastated family at the bedside of a loved one: we see this all the time as respiratory therapists, but have you ever stopped to consider the psychological issues confronting this family, and how it affects them? These effects can be felt long after their loved one has left the ICU. In this lecture, Family ICU Syndrome and practical ways respiratory therapists can help the families in their care will be discussed.
9:55 a.m.–10:30 a.m. | Theater B | Adult Acute Care
PRO: Karsten Roberts MSc RRT RRT-ACCS, Philadelphia PA
CON: Maria Madden MS RRT RRT-ACCS, Baltimore MD
In recent years, VV-ECMO has been utilized as a salvage therapy in severe ARDS. Since techniques and technology have improved, should it now be used as a first-line therapy when conventional mechanical ventilation has failed? During this session, two clinicians will debate the evidence that supports or refutes the use of ECMO as a first-line treatment for severe ARDS.
10:35 a.m.–11:10 a.m. | Theater C | Management
Dave Crotwell RRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Kirkland WA
Leaders theoretically know that having research and/or a formal QI program within respiratory care departments is ideal. However, implementing them can prove daunting. How do you put a program together with a limited budget? Join the presenter as he shares some practical steps to implementation success.
10:35 a.m.–11:10 a.m. | 286–287 | Ethics
Allen Gustin Jr MD FCCP, Maywood IL
Respiratory therapists may be uncomfortable with their role in assessing for and engaging in palliative care measures. This presentation will focus on appropriate engagement by the respiratory therapist as presented in various case studies.
10:35 a.m.–11:10 a.m. | Theater B | Adult Acute Care
Daniel Rowley MS RRT FAARC, Charlottesville VA
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is an emerging bedside monitoring technique that does not produce radiation. It provides real-time dynamic image and numeric data that may be use to rapidly assess for regional lung volume changes. This lecture will provide an overview of this new technology and emerging evidence to support its use.
10:35 a.m.–11:10 a.m. | Theater A | Neonatal/Pediatric
Ryan Sharkey MSc RRT RRT-NPS, Charlottesville VA
High flow nasal cannula is a popular noninvasive therapy in pediatric patients. The pressure delivered during HFNC is difficult to measure and highly variable. These challenges in HFNC delivery can lead to misunderstanding of pressure delivered to the patients. This presentation will review current data on pressure delivery and variables that affect pressure with pediatric HFNC.
11:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m. | Theater A | Neonatal/Pediatric
Kathleen Deakins MHA RRT FAARC, Chardon OH
Unplanned extubations in the Neonatal ICU continues to plague this most vulnerable subset of patients. Causes of unintended extubation are variable from institution to institution. This review is intended to identify the most common areas that need attention and potential solutions to standardizing care of neonates.
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Adult Acute Care
11:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m. | Theater B
Ruben Restrepo MD RRT FAARC, Boerne TX
Recognizing how ventilator waveforms are displayed is critical to understand patient-ventilator interactions and to optimize the management of patients undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation. This interactive (audience-response) presentation is designed to explain the foundational concepts behind every graphic displayed on the ventilator screen.
11:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Theater B
John Davies MA RRT FAARC, Cary NC
This is a case-based presentation, with audience participation, that focuses on graphical waveform interpretation, identification of patient-ventilator synchrony, and recognition of modes of ventilation. The audience can test their knowledge of waveform interpretation.
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 286–287 | General
Karen Schell DHSc RRT RRT-NPS RPFT/AARC President
Michael Amato MBA/ARCF Chair
Katherine Fedor MBA RRT RRT-NPS/NBRC President
Allen Gustin Jr MD FCCP/CoARC President
The leadership of the AARC, ARCF, CoARC, and NBRC will present the most updated information affecting the profession, research, accreditation, and credentialing. This is a must-attend session in your agenda!
11:15 a.m.–11:50 a.m. | Theater C | Management
Matthew Pavlichko MS RRT RRT-NPS, Myerstown PA
The strength of every respiratory department is its’ people. Employee engagement and development sometimes takes a back seat to budget, schedules, and equipment issues. Respiratory care departments spend 70–80% of their budgets on salaries, but do leaders spend 70–80% of their time with their team? This lecture will describe how we can be better leaders by making development a priority. It will also discuss how individual development plans are not just for problem employees.
11:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Theater A | Neonatal/Pediatric
Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT FAARC, Philadelphia PA
Tracheal intubation is associated with significant complications, including hypotension and cardiac arrest. Risk can be significantly reduced with the implementation of an airway safety bundle. This presentation will review the patient, clinician, and practice factors associated with risk reduction and discuss the process for implementing the bundle.
11:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Theater C | Management
Larae Sams MBA RRT, Wesley Chapel FL
Developing a new electronic medical record (EMR) or transitioning to a new EMR platform can be challenging and stressful for the respiratory therapy department. However, there are strategies for ensuring the respiratory therapy department is well-represented in the development phase. This presenter will identify development challenges and opportunities pertinent to the respiratory therapy manager during the pre-go-live phase of installing an EMR as well as assuring ongoing success.
11:55 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 272–273 | Education
Ryan Sharkey MSc RRT RRT-NPS, Charlottesville VA
Does your radiographic imaging feel too plain? 3D images and augmented reality are becoming popular education modalities. 3D imaging can help respiratory therapists visualize and teach abnormalities of the respiratory system. Open-source software and applications used to create 3D images will be introduced and augmented reality tools will be covered in this presentation with techniques, from basic to advanced, to create your own 3D models.
12:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m. | La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom | General
Walter Bond, Former NBA Player and Team Building Speaker
Hall of Fame speaker Walter Bond examines the core fundamentals that highly successful people use to “be the best.” Find out how to position yourself for that next promotion or to save the life of just one more patient! Through his energetic, funny and oh-so-relatable journey to the NBA — and his transition from sports to business — you will learn how to regain control over your career and become the best respiratory therapist you can be. What are the sacrifices and must haves you’ll need to help you become a better version of yourself? “No One Can Stop You But You” will provide you with steps to achieve the right mindset, habits, rituals, teamwork, accountability and more.