Respiratory Care Open Forum

2019 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. Presented under the auspices of the Journal Respiratory Care at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Saturday, Nov. 9

12:45 p.m.–2:40 p.m. | Rooms 275–277

Poster Discussions #1: Aerosols/Drugs — Part 1

Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC and Ariel Berlinski MD/Co-chairs

  • Breath-enhanced jet nebulizer for continuous infusion aerosol delivery during mechanical ventilation: in vitro comparison to vibrating mesh — Michael McPeck, Stony Brook, NY
  • Wet side breath-enhanced jet nebulization: controlling drug delivery during mechanical ventilation — Ann Cuccia, Stony Brook, NY
  • A modern appraisal of nebulizer technologies during mechanical ventilation — Sunya Ashraf, Stony Brook, NY
  • Respimat delivery of tiotropium through mechanical ventilation — Tien-Pei Fang, Puzi City, Taiwan
  • A prospectively designed chart review comparison of vibrating mesh nebulizer versus standard jet nebulizer to deliver bronchodilators in asthma and COPD patients in the emergency department — Rachel Carragher, Worcester, MA
  • Quality improvement project to compare vibrating mesh nebulizer therapy with hour long jet nebulizer therapy for albuterol delivery in asthma and reactive airway disorder patients in a pediatric emergency department — Theresa Cantu, Madera, CA
  • A whole hospital conversion from tiotropium handihaler to institutional size tiotropium respimat using common canister — Jennifer Pedley, Syracuse, NY
  • Aerosol delivery during continuous high frequency oscillation for simulated adults during quiet and distressed spontaneous breathing — Jie Li, Chicago, IL
  • Aerosol delivery during continuous high frequency oscillation for adult and pediatric patients receiving invasive ventilation — Jie Li, Chicago, IL
  • Performance comparison of a vibrating mesh nebulizer and air entrainment jet nebulizer in an adult, pediatric and infant spontaneously breathing model — Lindsey Kasten, Rockford, IL
  • Performance of a repeated-use vibrating mesh nebulizer — Lin, Hui-Ling, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Evaluation of a vibrating mesh nebulizer — Earl Fulcher, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Droplet size and distribution of nebulized 3% NaCl, albuterol, and epoprostenol by phase doppler particle analyzer — Kelly McDermott, Madison, WI
  • The effect of source gas pressure and flow on respirable dose of budesonide and dornase alpha — Timothy Op't Holt, Mobile, AL

12:45 p.m.–2:40 p.m. | Rooms 280–282

Poster Discussions #2: Mechanical Ventilation — Part 1

Richard H Kallet MSc RRT FAARC and Dario Rodriquez MSc RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Influence of body mass index on the duration of mechanical ventilation among patients who involved in road traffic accident — Taha Ismaeil, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Virtual respiratory therapists’ impact on decreasing ventilator length of stay by implementing spontaneous breathing re-trials — Owens, Ashley, Troutman, NC
  • Is the PROSEVA trial prone positioning protocol followed in a group of adult patients with ARDS admitted to the ICU? — Calandra Snowden, San Antonio, TX
  • Is a lung protective tidal volume routenily used for pediatric and adult patients in the ICU? — Kevin Yeh, San Antonio, TX
  • Is APRV set according to current recommendations for adult patients at a medical ICU? — Crystal Garza, San Antonio, TX
  • Tidal volume overdose in pressure control modes: an observational study — Sherry Babic, Cleveland, OH
  • Comparison of respiratory care practitioner-set TLOW and autorelease TLOW in APRV — Carissa Novak, Ann Arbor, MI
  • APRV: A Comparison of APRV/BiLevel, PC-APRV, BiLevel and BiVent — Megan West, Boise, ID
  • Use of a non-invasive ventilation respiratory therapist driven weaning protocol decreases patient time on non-invasive ventilation — Patty Silver, St. Louis, MO
  • Influence of esophageal balloon filling volume on the accuracy of delta and absolute esophageal pressures — Justin Hotz, Los Angeles, CA

3:15 p.m.–5:10 p.m. | Rooms 275–277

Poster Discussions #3: Airway Care

Carl R Hinkson MSc RRT RRT-ACCS FAARC and Joel M Brown II RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Effect of smoking on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis — Abay Adere, Assela, Ethiopia
  • Educating hospital staff on tracheostomy and laryngectomy care — Kellye Smith, Dallas, TX
  • A real-world study on the role of a multidisciplinary tracheostomy team in critically ill patients — uptake and impact of timing on outcomes — Ching Feng Huang, Singapore
  • Respiratory therapist endotracheal intubation practices in North Carolina — Andrew Miller, Durham, NC
  • The impact of an endotracheal tube reposition schedule shared between respiratory therapy and nursing on medical device related pressure injuries — Lauren Cunningham, Hershey, PA
  • Effects of different breathing patterns in two percussive secretion mobilization devices — Michelle Chang, Springfield, MO
  • Accuracy of a syringe-style airway cuff pressure manometer — Emily Dye, Springfield, MO
  • Leak associated with the measurement of endotracheal tube cuff pressure: three methods of measuring cuff pressure; a bench study — Tim Op't Holt, Mobile, AL
  • The Impact of Unintended Extubation Rate Tracking in Adults: An Approach to Baseline Outcomes for Improving Patient Safety — Corey Sillito, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Impact of laryngoscopy type on intubation success rate — John Emberger, Newark, DE
  • Effectivenss of a New Neonatal Endotracheal Tube Clearing Device — John Emberger, Newark DE
  • Bench comparison of two adult endotracheal tube clearing devices — John Emberger, Newark, DE
  • Distribution of Ventilation Patterns during Incentive Spirometer and EzPAP Lung Expansion Therapies — Ryan Sharkey, Charlottsville, VA

3:15 p.m.–5:10 p.m. | Rooms 280–282

Poster Discussions #4: Pulmonary Disease

J Brady Scott MSc RRT RRT-ACCS FAARC and Karsten Roberts MS RRT RRT-ACCS/Co-chairs

  • Undiagnosed sleep disordered breathing may significantly impacts outcome in hospitalized patients admitted for COPD in an inner city — Derrick Orr, Philadelphia, PA
  • Patient Empowerment- Obstructive sleep apnea: Impact of behavior change coaching on OSA patient adherence to prescribed positive airway pressure therapy in the inpatient setting — Thijs Janssen, San Diego, CA
  • Reducing COPD readmission rates using an interdisciplinary collaborative care model — Nazmin Shah, San Francisco, CA
  • The development of a Novel Wellness Assessment Instrument and its use in the assessment of wellness status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — Khalid Ansari, Bristol, UK
  • Short-term effect of E-cigarette use on spirometry and FeNO on young adults — Shanequia Burress, Birmingham, AL
  • Differences in indoor cooking practices and vital signs across nicaragua and dominican republic — Douglas Gardenhire, Atlanta, GA
  • Predictors of carbon monoxide levels and peak flow measurements among participants in dominican republic — Douglas Gardenhire, Atlanta, GA
  • Comparative analysis of respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function of painters and welders in Enugu State, Nigeria — Catherine Kamere, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sustainabilty and impact of a lung health outpatient resource center — Maureen Lintner, Miami, FL
  • Evaluating the change in thickness of the diaphragm and work of breathing while normal subjects are exercising — Jeremy Gibbs, Boise, ID
  • Nasointestinal tube versus nasogastric tube for preventing pulmonary aspiration in critically ill patientsA Systematic review and meta-analysis — Xiao, Qian, Fengtai, China
  • Impact of VAP bundle care items changes on clinical infection control — Chia-Chen Chu, Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Evaluation of a multi-disciplinary intervention to reduce incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia in a pediatric intensive care unit — Joel Brown, Wilmington, DE
  • Tolerability of revefenacin and formoterol via nebulization in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a subgroup analysis of a phase 3 trial — Thomas Siler, St. Charles, MO
  • Multi drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis is feared more than HIV is; Even Doctors Fear it very much: A hermeneutic Phenomenological study — Abay Adere, Assela, Ethiopia

Sunday, Nov. 10

10:00 a.m.–11:55 a.m. | Rooms 275–277

Poster Discussions #5: Respiratory Equipment Evaluation

Jeffrey Haynes RRT RPFT FAARC and John S Emberger Jr RRT RRT-ACCS FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Functional characteristics of flexible fiber optic vs. single patient use bronchoscopes — Russell Graham, Houston, TX
  • Functional comparison of two large volume nebulizers — Russell Graham, Houston, TX
  • Effects and its factors on exercise capacity of oxygen conserving devices in COPD patients — Tomomi Ichiba, Tokyo, Japan
  • Evaluation of cough assist on the differences of rheological property and lung mechanics — Tetsuo Miyagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • The reliability of evaluation of diaphragm thickness with ultrasound imaging by co-medical staff — Tetsuya Hasegawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Comparison of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation using a stand-alone device and integrated into a ventilator — Dina Gomaa, Cincinnati, OH
  • It’s hot in here: can heated ventilator circuits be dangerous? — James Keith, Wilmington, DE
  • Evaluation of changes in frequency, D-CPAP, and flow and measured MAP on FIO2 using intrapulmonary percussive ventilation — Chad Weagraff, Cleveland, OH
  • A bench evaluation of CO2 retention with intrapulmonary percussive ventilation in a neonatal circuit and neonatal lung model — Rick Carter, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Effect of pneumatic tube transport on blood gases and supplemental analytes — Phill Jensen, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Evaluation of aerosolized medication dose delivery utilizing a syringe pump and vibrating mesh nebulization via infant high flow nasal cannula — Sherwin Morgan, Chicago, IL
  • Evaluating respiratory therapist perspectives on a combination IS and PEP device for post-op patients — Sarah Varekojis, Columbus, OH
  • Oxygen consumption in two portable ventilators using a high-pressure gas source — Justin Phillips, San Francisco, CA
  • A Comparison of Two Ventilators Using Volume Guarantee Modes for Ventilation of the Neonate Using a Lung Model — Kelly Reilly, Boise, ID
  • Evaluation of Three Sizes of Nasal Cannula Interface to Deliver NIV to Neonates Using a Lung Simulator — Lynae Johnston, Boise, ID

10:00 a.m.–11:55 a.m. | Rooms 280–282

Poster Discussions #6: Oxygen Therapy

Robert Joyner PhD RRT FAARC and Daniel D Rowley MSc RRT RRT-ACCS FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Oxygen de-escalation pathway — Jessica Reed, Houston, TX
  • Development of a high-flow oxygen protocol optimizes clinical utilization — Kenneth Miller, Allentown, PA
  • High-flow nasal cannula use on the medical floors — Wendy Fascia, Syracuse, NY
  • FIO2 capability of a procedural oxygen mask during different breathing patterns and oxygen flows — Darla Merrett, Springfield, MO
  • Comparison of aerosol delivery of a standard nebulizer with a T-piece vs. nebulizing using a Y-piece simultaneous with high-flow oxygen therapy — Ruben Kis, Springfield, MO
  • Medical-surgical nursing education for implementation of nasal high flow therapy outside the intensive care setting — Sarah Spilman, Des Moines, IA
  • Assessment of airway inflammation in real world patients undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy — Abdullah Alismail, Loma Linda, CA
  • Effects of flow, cannula and circuit size on aerosol delivery via high flow nasal cannula in a pediatric model — Gerald Moody, Dallas, TX
  • Use of high flow nasal cannula to deliver continuous albuterol vs large volume nebulizer in a pediatric model — Gerald Moody, Dallas, TX

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Inside the Exhibit Hall

Posters Only #1

Poster Walk Rounds from 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. led by Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC and Melissa K Brown RRT RRT-NPS

  • An in vitro comparison of albuterol delivery to a spontaneously breathing pediatric with different airway resistance and lung compliance during noninvasive ventilation — Arzu Ari, Round Rock, TX
  • Living with and learning about asthma on the college campus — Kevin Collins, Round Rock, TX
  • Healthcare providers’ perception of asthma education and management on the college campus — Kevin Collins, Round Rock, TX
  • Comparative scintigraphic assessment of deposition of radiolabeled albuterol delivered from a breath actuated nebulizer (BAN) and a small volume jet nebulizer (SVN) to healthy subjects — Timothy Corcoran, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Evaluation of ETT cuff compliance change under condition of sustained cuff inflation — Ziad Alharbi, Mobile, AL
  • Respiratory device related pressure injury prevention in adult critical care — Ramona Herrington, Augusta, GA
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia pulmonary disease: current practice of physiotherapy management — Priscilla Flavia Bogoni, Verona, Italy
  • Creating institutional awareness and standardizing care of adult patients with neck airways — Linda Williams, Hershey, PA
  • A survey of high school guidance counselors’ perceptions and needs related to health and human service majors — Samantha Dawson, Youngstown, OH
  • Cigarettes: does socioeconomic status drive the urge to smoke? — Molly Quinn Jensen, St. Paul, MN
  • Using new nebulizer technology to monitor adherence: you never stop learning! — Simone Gambazza, Milan, Italy
  • Weigh down and sleep — Mackenzie Stevens, Youngstown, OH
  • An interprofessional education approach to code blue instruction using simulation in a community college
    Gretchen Guelcher, Charlotte, NC
  • Interprofessional peer-teaching and learning among occupational and respiratory therapy students during an early mobility simulation — Julie Morgan, Evansville, IN
  • Quality control in inpatient sleep studies — Amber Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Applying lean thinking combined with the mobile medical cart to improve the intensive care unit respiratory care process — Yung-Fang Lin, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Research regarding the spiritual health status of primary caregivers — Szu-I Yu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Analysis of characteristics and prognostic factors in adult patients using noninvasive ventilation in Taiwan: A retrospective single medical center hospital study — Yu Jen Chang, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Essential competencies needed for future respiratory care managers — Erica Judie, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Patient engagement: tracking patients respiratory care experience using a 5 star satisfaction survey — Samantha Scott-Marquina, San Francisco, CA
  • Effect of communication tools on perception of communication and employee engagement — Amanda Richter, York, PA
  • The importance of auditing documentation charges — Jason Folger, Troutman, NC
  • Increased patient and ventilator assessments associated with decreased ventilator time in post-operative cardiac patients — Jeremy Preston, Dallas, TX
  • Effect of body mass index on non-invasive ventilation pressures — Ryan Bechtel, York, PA
  • Reduction of mechanical ventilation time in CABG surgery patients: a continued cardiovascular intensive care unit quality improvement process — Sarah Bazelak, Milwaukee, WI

12:30 p.m.–2:25 p.m. | Rooms 275–277

Poster Discussions #7: Mechanical Ventilation — Part 2

Robert M Kacmarek PhD RRT FAARC and Andrew G Miller RRT RRT-ACCS RRT-NPS/Co-chairs

  • Developing and validating a multivariable gastric aspiration risk prediction rule in Neurosurgery ICU patients with artificial airways: A prospective cohort study — Yanling Wang, Beijing, China
  • Synchronous diaphragm contraction via electrophrenic transvenous neurostimulation respiration during mechanical ventilation decreases peak inspiratory pressure and improves dynamic compliance in non-injured lungs — Elizabeth Rohrs, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe ards secondary to middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus — Hassan Al Gazwi, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Electrolytes and glucose effect on extubation failure: a cross-sectional study at tertiary care hospital — Taha Ismaeil, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Comparison of oxygen utilization on portable ventilators using internal vs external oxygen concentrators — Lance Pangilinan, San Francisco, CA
  • Bench evaluation of oxygen delivery using portable ventilators paired with portable oxygen concentrators — Chris Blakeman, Cincinnati, OH
  • The positive predictive value of ventilator alarms in a pediatric intensive care setting — Leo Langga, Los Angeles, CA
  • Frequency, rate and cause of ventilator alarms in a pediatric intensive care setting — Leo Langga, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ventilator alarm selection in the ICU — Victoria Soucy, San Antonio, TX
  • Determining baseline positive end expiratory pressure to minimize driving pressures — Terry Forrette, New Orleans, LA

12:30 p.m.–2:25 p.m. | Rooms 280–282

Poster Discussions #8: Respiratory Potpourri

Maria Madden MS RRT RRT-ACCS and John D Davies MA RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Patients’ acceptance of overnight continuous pulse oximetry monitoring: an exploratory survey — Ahmed Al Rajeh, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
  • Home monitoring of post-operative high-risk opioid adult and pediatric patients — Shaylynn Uresk, Roosevelt, UT
  • Nationwide survey of physical and psychological stress on prolonged mechanical ventilation patients in Taiwan — Chin-Jung Liu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Evaluation of the application effect of mobile phone APP based interactive health management tool in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis after operation — Xiaoting Jin, Beijing, China
  • Albuterol delivery in-line with a heated high flow nasal cannula system designed for home use — Denise Willis, Little Rock, AR
  • Syringe mechanical quality control methods used in a global multi-center clinical trial — Ellen Moran, Chicago, IL
  • Normal variation in DLCO biologic control measures in a multi-center global study — Ellen Moran, Chicago, IL
  • Establishment of a respiratory therapist-directed nasal nitric oxide measurement service for screening patients for primary ciliary dyskinesia — Robert Norton, Richmond, VA
  • Effects of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation on psychosocial factors among pulmonary and cardiac patients — Mohammed Alqahtani, Birmingham, AL
  • Respiratory ICU nurses and patients' acceptance of the virtual reality system for ICU early mobilization — Qian Xiao, Beijing, China
  • Physical activity level and perception of exercise in cystic fibrosis — Dave Burnett, Kansas City, KS
  • Socio-demographics, adiposity indices and pulmonary function in enugu municipal Type II diabetic patients — Catherine Kamere, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Improving the process of arterial blood collection with point of care ultrasound — Calli Johnson, Dallas, TX

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Rooms 275–277

Poster Discussions #9: Management

Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT FAARC and Thomas Malinowski MScRT RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Telemedicine: improving quality metrics in a rural community hospital — Lexie Caraway, Mattoon, IL
  • Purposeful rounding to focus attention and drive results in therapist engagement — Matthew Pavlichko, Lancaster, PA
  • Utilization of a quantifiable assignment tool with predictive elements to match labor resources to work volume — Matthew Pavlichko, Lancaster, PA
  • Impact of a respiratory therapist initiated lung protective ventilation strategy — Thomas Malinowski, Charlottsville, VA
  • Evaluation of a virtual respiratory therapist model for augmenting on-site respiratory care by registered nurses — Timothy Luba, St Petersburg, FL
  • Bullying: the impact on intention to leave of generational members in the acute healthcare setting — Crystal Alfred, Columbus, OH
  • Impact of respiratory therapist assess-and-treat protocol on preventing pulmonary related icu readmissions for adults with rib fractures — Joseph Di Peppe, Charlottsville, VA
  • The influence of institution and physician characteristics on the length of ventilator use day in prolonged mechanical ventilation patients — Yeong-Ruey Chu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Improving staff morale in the respiratory care department — Anita Arnsperger, Cincinnati, OH
  • How the Kentucky Children's Hospital RT team mastered daunting growth and change — Lisa Wright, Lexington, KY
  • Improving bedside care team communication and collaboration between nursing and respiratory therapists — Lyndee Knisely, York, PA
  • Utilizing twice daily huddles improves respiratory care department response time and satisfaction — Angela Stump, Wilmington, DE
  • Reducing Risk: A continuous improvement approach to reducing medication lateness for respiratory therapists — Joel Brown, Wilmington, DE
  • An evaluation of aerosolized medication overrides in a children’s hospital — Rustin Bladen, Wilmington, DE
  • Using interfacing technology to schedule and deploy resources — Dana Stauffer, Hershey, PA

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Rooms 280–282

Poster Discussions #10: Neonatal/Pediatrics — Part 1

Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT RRT-NPS FAARC and Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Reducing high flow nasal cannula duration and length of stay in bronchiolitis — Laura Miller, Atlanta, GA
  • FIO2 delivery during pediatric heated high flow nasal cannula therapy — Denise Willis, Little Rock, AR
  • Implementation of a high-flow nasal cannula protocol for viral lower respiratory infections — Brian Smith, Sacramento, CA
  • Implementation of high flow nasal cannula on bronchiolitis patients ≤ 24 months within the general pediatric inpatient ward — Christopher Chambers, Burlington, VT
  • Limiting oxygen therapy in the neonatal ICU — Deborah Linehan, Baltimore, MD
  • Imposed resistance and pressure delivery evaluation with a novel neonatal noninvasive interface — Patrik Malone, Seattle, WA
  • Benefits of BCPAP guidelines and the reduction of BPD in the NICU — Sara Murphy, Chicago, IL
  • Collaborative effort to decrease pressure injuries in the NICU — Michael Phillips, Lancaster, PA
  • Using flow guidelines during non-invasive ventilation to decrease mask related pressure injuries — Denise Lauderbaugh San Diego, CA
  • A systems approach to reducing the rate of pediatric device related pressure injury and reducing harm — Laura Bennett, Cincinnati, OH
  • Translating quality improvement to the bedside provider by using in unit-based team leads — Suzanne Iniguez, Houston, TX
  • Targeted interventions promote safety (tips) for decreasing unplanned extubations — Suzanne Iniguez, Houston, TX
  • A quality improvement plan to ensure receipt of prescribed home respiratory equipment — Sherry Barnhart, Little Rock, AR
  • Improving Efficiency of Caregiver Tracheostomy Education for Children — Amanda Wise, Little Rock, AR
  • Reducing Delays in Therapy for Children with Asthma Admitted from the Emergency Department — Naisha Carper, Little Rock, AR
  • Optimzing RT work flow may allow more time for value-added care during periods of high census — Joseph Zimmerman, Seattle, WA

Monday, Nov. 11

9:00 a.m.–11:00 | 260–262

Editors’ Choice

Richard D Branson MSc RRT FAARC and Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • The accuracy of smartphone pulse oximeters in patients visiting an outpatient pulmonary function lab for a 6- minute walk test — J Brady Scott, Chicago, IL
  • Comparison of methods for spontaneous breathing trials — Maria Madden, Baltimore, MD
  • Decreasing unplanned extubation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — Deborah Igo, Portland, ME
  • Mortality risk factors in preterm infants treated with high-frequency jet ventilation — Craig Wheeler, Boston, MA
  • Evaluation of the Modified Pulmonary Index Score to evaluate pediatric asthma severity in the pediatric intensive care unit — Rachel, Gates, Durham, NC
  • The impact an accurate COPD diagnosis may have on 30-day hospital readmissions — Richard Rice, Cleveland, OH
  • EIT Assessment of lung volume and tidal distribution: a comparison of two non-invasive ventilation devices — Christopher Culter, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Comparison of vibrating mesh nebulizer versus jet nebulizer in the pediatric asthma patient: a randomized controlled trial — Gerald Moody, Dallas, TX

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Inside the Exhibit Hall

Posters Only #2

Poster Walk Rounds from 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. led by Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC and Timothy Op’t Holt EdD RRT AE-C FAARC

  • High flow nasal cannula versus non-invasive positive pressure ventilation after extubation in critical ill patients with heart failure — Che-Jung Chang, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Current practices of advanced mechanical ventilation modes in intensive care units in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia — Jaber Alqahtani, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Reintubation as a predictor of mortality in the nonagenarian patients with pneumonia — Ai-chin Cheng, Tainan, Taiwan
  • Reducing risk of ventilator associated events during ventilated transports — Jose Fuentes, San Diego, CA
  • Reducing respiratory device-related pressure injuries in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units — Gretchen Thompson, Baltimore, MD
  • Improving team workflow through the implementation of consistent and timely respiratory support in the delivery room and during transport for very preterm infants in the first hour of life — Jennifer Krzyzewski, Baltimore, MD
  • Interdisciplinary scoring tool for assessment for tracheostomy in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia — Britany Lendrum, Columbus, OH
  • Educational rounding for BPD prevention — Amee Szyperski, Columbus, OH
  • RAM cannula and flexi trunk interfaces: a bench analysis — Abdulhadi Almagrbi, York, PA
  • Implementation of an oxygen saturation targeting protocol to acheive high reliability practice in the very low birthweight infants in a level III intensive care nursery — William Bucher, Philadelphia, PA
  • Safe implementation of a respiratory therapist driven NICU ventilator weaning protocol — Christina Pano, Milwaukee, WI
  • Relationship between back pressure and FIO2 on venturi-effect typed high flow nasal cannula — Takamitsu Kubo, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Acute COPD: effect of age and pulmonary rehabilitation on hospital utilization — Michelle Rausen, Brookline, MA
  • Impact of inpatient education on COPD readmission rate — Cynthia Crawford, Dover, NH
  • Use of video-based patient education to modify health behaviors — Margo Bell, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Validation of an app-based portable spirometer in adolescents with asthma — Brian Ring, Durham, NC
  • Effects of pneumonia education on hospital readmission for COPD patients — Hannah Larson, Mobile, AL
  • Top ten behavioural change techniques used in telehealth intervention with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review — Saeed Alghamdi, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  • Motivating and engaging pulmonary rehabilitation patients — Shelly DuBois, Pittsfield, ME
  • Analysis of the clinical effects of pulmonary rehabilitation combined with non-invasive positive pressure ventilation inpatients after chest surgery — Hung-Ju Chen, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • The effects of whole-body vibration training on pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — Chun-Mei Chiu, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Outcomes of implementation of continuous high-frequency oscillation therapy on cardiac surgery patients prior to liberation from mechanical ventilation — Kirsten Holbrook, Eau Claire, WI
  • The efficacy of warm air humidification with high flow oxygen therapy in reducing the number of pulmonary
    exacerbations in outpatients with respiratory insufficiency — Eustace Fernandes, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Comparison of intrapulmonary percussive devices using a bench top mechanical ventilation design — Caitlin Riley, Mobile, AL
  • A comparison of invasive and noninvasive measurements of COHb in the emergency department — Ryan Wright, Mobile, AL
  • A 48-hour comparison of 4 subglottic suction endotracheal tube models in ex-vivo porcine tracheas — Brian Daniel, San Francisco, CA

12:30 p.m.–2:25 p.m. | Rooms 275–277

Poster Discussions #11: Ventilators/Ventilation — Part 3

Thomas C Blakeman MSc RRT and Robert Chatburn MHHS RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Gas delivery during adult patient triggered mechanical ventilation in new generation icu ventilators — Carolyn La Vita, Boston, MA
  • neonatal invasive pressure support ventilation a comparison of new generation adult ICU ventilators — Carolyn La Vita, Boston, MA
  • Comparison of standard high humidity oxygen delivery device versus high flow integrated flow generated oxygen delivery device in minimizing mechanical ventilator days post tracheostomy — Patty Silver, St. Louis, MO
  • Carbon dioxide clearance using a critical care ventilator with a dual limb circuit to provide noninvasive ventilation — Ahmed Al Hussain, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • A bench study evaluation of the amount of auto-PEEP when ventilating an electronic lung model simulated to represent normal, ARDS and COPD conditions — Kathleen Davis, Boise, ID
  • PEEP standardization to reduce the ventilator associated event rate in adult surgical/trauma and neuro critical care units — Michelle Bair, Newark, DE
  • Can daily audits of ventilator settings help to reduce ventilator associated events? — Joshua Good, Lancaster, PA
  • Adaptive support ventilation reduces ventilator duration in an neuro-science ICU — Kenneth Miller, Allentown, PA
  • Adaptive support ventilation reduces ventilator duration in a thoracic-open heart unit — Kenneth Miller, Allentown, PA
  • Self-learning traditional vs simulation-based education of medical residents for mechanical ventilation — Nirosshan Thiruchelvam, Cleveland, OH
  • A cross-sectional survey of perioperative lung protection in gastrointestinal surgery in mainland China — Jiang Zhizhao, Quanzhou, China

12:30 p.m.–2:25 p.m. | Rooms 280–282

Poster Discussions #12: Education — Part 1

Ann D Cuccia MPH RRT RRT-NPS RPFT and Georgianna G Sergakis PhD RRT FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Healthcare staff knowledge assessment of common medical acronyms — Denise Willis, Little Rock, AR
  • Teach-back training for first-year respiratory therapy students: a mixed method pilot study — Ralph Zimmerman, Atlanta, GA
  • Current student perspectives of clinical learning experiences — Deborah Patten, Highland Heights, KY
  • Validating survey tools without geographical bias: the delphi process modified for your needs — Kelly King, Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Evidence-based practice knowledge, self-efficacy, and use among respiratory therapy faculty and students — Kimberly Clark, Greensboro, NC
  • Dissemination of information for a new protocol: flow chart vs. text based algorithm — Susan Gole, Cleveland, OH
  • Preliminary study on the application of entrustable professional activities to the two-year post graduate training program for respiratory therapists — Chia-Chen Chu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Guidelines for developing a critical thinking assessment tool for respiratory therapy education — Rebecca Oppermann, Columbus, OH
  • 2019 Breathe-ZY community education program outcomes — Makenna Christ, Orem, UT
  • Exploration of the utility of a brief electronic cigarettes educational module for health professions students: a national study — Georgianna Sergakis, Columbus, OH
  • Predictors of electronic cigarette use — Mohammed Alqahtani, Birmingham, AL

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Rooms 275–277

Poster Discussions #13: Neonatal/Pediatrics — Part 2

Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC and Rob DiBlasi RRT RRT-NPS FAARC/Co-chairs

  • Respiratory therapists intubation practice in pediatric intensive care units: a multi-center registry study — Andrew Miller, Durham, NC
  • Can education improve end of life care for the patient, their family, and the caregiver? — Denise Lauderbaugh, San Diego, CA
  • Physiologic effects of nasal aspiration and nasopharyngeal suctioning on infants with viral bronchiolitis — Coral Ringer, Seattle, WA
  • Number of doses in surfactant delivery: a retrospective analysis on methodology — Angel Davis-Janes, Orlando, FL
  • Using airway resistance trends to evaluate bronchodilator therapies for pediatric patients with malacia — Michael Rafferty, Cincinnati, OH
  • Assessment of infant volume-targeted mode performance between ICU and transport ventilators — Carly Hawks, Seattle, WA
  • Less invasive administration of surfactant — Shari Toomey, Hardy, VA
  • Decreasing the inspiratory percent as an alternate to increasing hertz during weaning — Jeffrey Wright, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Descriptive analysis of bubble continuous positive airway pressure implementation in a quaternary-academic neonatal intensive care unit — Barbara Madison, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Implementation of standardized handoff strategies to decrease communication errors associated with memorized data loss and incorrect orders in the long-term ventilated patient — Amanda Albee, San Diego, CA
  • Around the clock spontaneous breathing trials and outcomes in a pediatric intensive care unit — Joel, Brown, Wilmington, DE
  • Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to improve successful pediatric lung procurement in a pediatric intensive care unit — Joel Brown, Wilmington, DE
  • Effectiveness of continuous high-frequency oscillation therapy for lung recruitment in the pediatric critical care patients — Sherry Gadley, Pittsburgh, PA
  • The effect of sigh breaths on volume delivery during simulated neonatal high frequency jet ventilation — Christina Romo, Seattle, WA
  • Standardizing a method to safely perform kangaroo care for neonates while on high frequency jet ventilation — Timothy Roark, Lexington, KY
  • A description of initial positive end-expiratory pressure selection in premature infants receiving high-frequency jet ventilation — Craig Wheeler, Boston, MA

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Rooms 280–282

Poster Discussions #14: Education — Part 2

Sarah M Varekojis PhD RRT and Aaron Light DHSc RRT RRT-ACCS/Co-chairs

  • Respiratory therapist training and preparedness for patient education — Kelly Chatham Patrick, Little Rock, AR
  • Demographics and competencies of respiratory therapists across india: a cross-sectional observational study — Madhuragauri Shevade, Maharashtra, India
  • Respiratory care post-orientation curriculum simulations — Daria Donelly, Boston, MA
  • The efficacy of simulation-based learning and self-reflection for enhancement of respiratory therapy students’ SBAR handover competency — Christopher Mead, Columbus, OH
  • The effectiveness of interdisciplinary simulation experiences utilized in healthcare education — Randy Case, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Does participation in simulations improve NBRC score, increase confidence, and enhance critical thinking skills for respiratory care students? — Marighny Dutton, Waco, PA
  • Educating respiratory care practitioners with patient case scenarios through high simulation mannequins improves satisfaction and clinical relevance — Krystal Craddock, Sacramento, CA
  • The impact of high-fidelity simulation on student performance on the national board exams in respiratory therapy — Jasmine Brown, Macon, GA
  • The impact of a forty-five-minute teaming activity to identify preceptor/student obstacles and solutions — Kelly Rose, Orem, UT
  • Interprofessional education simulation - end of life scenario — Deborah Patten, Highland Heights, KY
  • Respiratory Therapist Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Palliative and Hospice Care — Adam Mullaly, Bryn Mawr, PA


Accepted abstracts will be presented in one of three formats:

  • Editors’ Choice

    Saturday–Sunday, Nov. 9–10
    Summaries of Editors’ Choice abstracts displayed; the top 8 abstracts in 2019.

    Monday, Nov. 11
    Ten-minute slide presentations with slides by authors of Editors’ Choice abstracts, each followed by 10-minute period of audience questions/discussion.

  • Poster Discussions

    Saturday–Monday, Nov. 9–11
    Poster sessions grouped by topics. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and questions/discussion period allow presenters to expand the work featured on the posters.

  • Posters Only

    Sunday–Monday, Nov. 10–11
    Posters presented in sessions grouped by category, different every day.