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December 1, 3, 7, 9

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Respiratory Care Open Forum

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2021 Open Forum

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Wednesday, Dec. 1

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Central

Editors’ Choice

Rich Branson and Dean Hess/Co-chairs

  • Factors Associated With a Positive View of Respiratory Care Leadership — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Second-Year Respiratory Therapy Students Increase Knowledge in a Tele-ICU Clinical Rotation — Karsten Roberts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Use of Continuous Albuterol in a Pathway for Treatment of Pediatric Acute Asthma — Nikki Danner, Little Rock, AR
  • Utilizing Competence-Based Simulation to Improve Orientation Outcomes — Honey Pezzimenti, Philadelphia, PA
  • Time to Extubation With and Without COVID-19 Pneumonia — Gregory Burns, San Francisco, CA
  • Assessments of Fugitive Aerosol Particle Concentrations Generated by Small Volume Nebulizer and Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer — Lauren Harnois, Chicago, IL
  • Utilizing Forced Oscillometry Technique as a Measure of Airway Resistance and Lung Reactance Compared to Spirometry — Muzna Khan, Galveston, TX
  • Increased Risk of Post Extubation Stridor With COVID-19 Pneumonia — Lance Pangilinan, San Francisco, CA

Researchers present the results of their work using PowerPoint, followed by questions from the attendees.

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Central

Aerosol and Oxygen Therapy

Denise Willis and Carl Hinkson /Co-chairs

  • Albuterol: Often Used and Heavily Abused — Tatiana Montemayor, San Antonio, TX
  • Evaluation of Aerosol Delivery Through an Oxygen Hood With Different Aerosol Inlet — Hui-Ling Lin, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • In Vitro Evaluation of Aerosol Delivery Through a Large-Volume Nebulizer in Healthy and Distressed Breathing Patterns — Hui-Ling Lin, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Multidrug Aerosol Delivery During Mechanical Ventilation — Ann Cuccia, Stony Brook, NY
  • Aerosol Delivery via Nebulization From the Dry Side of a Heated Humidifier During Mechanical Ventilation — Janice Lee, Stony Brook, NY
  • Assessments of Aerosol Delivery and Fugitive Aerosol Particle Concentrations Generated During Aerosol Delivery via Two High-Flow Nasal Cannula Devices: A Randomized Crossover Study in Healthy Volunteers — Amnah Alolaiwat, Chicago, IL
  • Effect of Vibrating Mesh Nebulization on the In Vitro Activity of Ribavirin Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus — Brian Walsh, Aurora, CO
  • The Use of Non-Rebreather Masks on Top of High-Flow Nasal Cannula at Maximal Settings — Jennifer Pedley, Syracuse, NY
  • Optimizing High-Flow Nasal Cannula Flow Settings Based on Peak Inspiratory Flow During Tidal Breathing — Jie Li, Chicago, IL
  • Effects of High Velocity Nasal Insufflation on Respiratory Efficiency — Alyssa Edwards, Lynchburg, VA
  • Feasibility of Administering a Bronchodilator Continuously via Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer and Syringe Pump During Mechanical Ventilation — Sherwin Morgan, Chicago, IL
  • Comparison of FIO2 Delivery With Low Flow vs High Flow Cannulas: A Simulation Study — Morgan Sorg, Cleveland, OH
  • Comparison of Humidity Delivery With High Flow Nasal Cannula Connected to an Unheated Bubble Humidifier: A Simulation Study — Morgan Sorg, Cleveland, OH
  • Performance of Open Oxygen Mask Design versus Conventional Oxygen Delivery Devices: A Simulation Study — Morgan Sorg, Cleveland, OH
  • Comparison of Portable Oxygen Concentrators and Inspired Oxygen Levels Using a Simulation of COPD — Rachel Culbreth, Atlanta, GA
  • Awareness of pMDI Among Caregivers of Individuals With Asthma — Arwa Alruwaili, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • The Use of HFNC in COVID-19 Patients — Carlo Valsecchi, Boston, MA

Researchers present the results of their work. Authors briefly present their findings and engage in an open discussion with the attendees.

Friday, Dec. 3

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Central

Pulmonary Disease

Tim Op’t Holt and Jeff Haynes/Co-chairs

  • Cystic Fibrosis Post-Discharge Telehealth for Pulmonary Exacerbations — Matthew Dartt, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Risk Factors for Lung Cancer in Individuals With COVID-19 Without Cancer History — Alizaman Sadigov, Alicante, Spain
  • The Perception of Vaping Product-Associated Lung Injuries — Amanda Teekell, San Antonio, TX
  • Using the Integrated Behavioral Model to Explain and Predict Cannabis Vaping Among College Students — Nicole McKenzie, Toledo, OH
  • The Prevalence of Rhinosinusitis Disease Among Individuals With Asthma — Ali Alkasser, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • An Approach to Post-Discharge Care to Reduce COPD Readmissions — Cynthia Frankfort, Lancaster, PA
  • Body Mass Index and Emergency Department 30-Day Re-Visit — Yassin Ismaiel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Body Mass Index and Hospital Readmissions for COPD — Abdullah Alanazi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mitigation of Pneumatic Tube Effects on Blood Gas Measurements for pH, PO2, and PCO2 — Charles Massey, Lancaster, PA
  • Evaluation of Outpatient Pediatric Spirometry Audits: Comparison of Patient Adherence Between 2005 and 2019 ATS/ERS Standards — Jamie Markham, Wilmington, DE
  • Evaluation of Outpatient Pediatric Spirometry Audits: Respiratory Therapist Compliance With ATS Standards Pre- and Post-PFT Certification — Melissa Kovaleski, Wilmington, DE
  • Assessment of Sleep Quality Among Individuals Who Attended Pulmonary Rehabilitation — Basmah Hawsawi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Patients With Obstructive Lung Disease — Fatmah Othman, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Evaluation of Remote Patient Monitoring App for Spirometry Patients — Sarah Miller, Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Prevalence of COPD Diagnosis in Hospitalized Adults — Krystal Craddock, Sacramento, CA
  • Identifying Opportunities in COPD Disease Management — Krystal Craddock, Sacramento, CA
  • The Bronchodilator Response in FEF25-75% Compared to FEV1 in Assessing Asthma — Mohammed Almeshari, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Researchers present the results of their work. Authors briefly present their findings and engage in an open discussion with the attendees.

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Central

Neonatal/Pediatrics

Andrew Miller and Natalie Napolitano/Co-chairs

  • CPAP Delivery via Next Generation Nasal Cannula and Prongs Interfaces in an Infant Model — Gerald Moody, Dallas, TX
  • Practices for High Frequency Chest Compression in Children — Tynisha Jamison, Little Rock, AR
  • PEEP and Oxygen Requirements With Pressure Support vs Pressure Control for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in the Home — Kelcy Scott, Charleston, SC
  • Effect of In-Line Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation on Respiratory Pressures During Simulated Pediatric Invasive Ventilation — Denise Willis, Little Rock, AR
  • An Unplanned Extubation Bundle in a Pediatric Cardiac Center to Reduce Unplanned Extubations — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Evaluation of COVID-19 Impact on a Caregiver Education Program for Home Discharge of Technology Dependent Children — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Decreasing the Use of Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Pediatric Bronchiolitis During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • A PEEP/FIO2 Table in Children With Pediatric ARDS — Herng Lee Tan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Multidisciplinary Preparation for the Delivery of Craniopagus Conjoined Twins — Ashley Volp, Sacramento, CA
  • Bench Evaluation of Ventilator Mode Changes During High Frequency Jet Ventilation and Inhaled Nitiric Oxide — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • The Landscape of Care for Tracheostomies at a Quaternary Children’s Hospital — Amanda Nickel, Philadelphia, PA
  • Transcutaneous CO2 Monitoring and Therapeutic Hypothermia — Brian Smith, Sacramento, CA
  • Pediatric Ventilator-Associated Events at a Quaternary Children’s Hospital — Natalie Napolitano, Philadelphia, PA
  • Implementation of a Spinal Muscular Atrophy Pathway Reduces Length of Stay — Cheryl Dominick, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jet Ventilation Algorithm Decreases Variations in Practice — Sara Murphy, Chicago, IL
  • Ventilator Use During In-Hospital Transport of Very Low Birthweight Infants Promotes Stability — Matthew Heinz, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Impact of Respiratory Standards in Manual Ventilation in Neonatal and Pediatric Populations — Michael Treut, Wilmington, DE

Researchers present the results of their work. Authors briefly present their findings and engage in an open discussion with the attendees.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Central

Mechanical Ventilation

Jie Li and Brady Scott/Co-chairs

  • Bench Evaluation of Three Critical Care Ventilators During Pressure Targeted Modes Ventilation — Kiana Nygaard, Boise, ID
  • Tracheal Ulcer Development From Low Pressure Cuffed Flexible Endotracheal Tubes — Stephanie Wong, Colton, CA
  • Evaluation of a Multifunction Ventilator Compared to a Commonly Used Ventilator in Pressure Control Ventilation — Belinda Martins, Durham, NC
  • The Impact on Driving Pressure Using the Time Controlled Adaptive Ventilation versus the ARDSnet ARMA Method to Adjust Mechanical Ventilation in Simulated ARDS — Crystal Current, Syracuse, NY
  • Placing the Extubation in the Respiratory Therapist’s Hands — Emily Parent, Burlington, VT
  • Tidal Volume Compensation on a Portable Ventilator — L'Tanya Pierce, Wilmington, DE
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide Delivery With a Noninvasive Single-Limb Circuit — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Utilization of a Pressure Injury Prevention Task Force for Respiratory Device-Related Pressure Injuries in Pediatrics — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Development of a Mannequin for Simulation-Based Trials Involving Respiratory Viral Spread During Respiratory and Cardiopulmonary Arrest Scenarios — Joshua Buan, Los Angeles, CA
  • Using the Expiratory Flow Curve With APRV to Personalize Release Phase to Lung Compliance — Kathleen Beney, Syracuse, NY
  • Low Tidal Volume Ventilation Can Result in High Driving Pressure With Low Compliance — Kathleen Beney, Syracuse, NY
  • The Status of Ventilator-Dependent Patients Receiving Hospice Palliative Care — Chia-Chen Chu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • The Difference in Medical Cost Between Ventilator-Dependent Patients With and Without Hospice Palliative Care — Yeong-Ruey Chu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Hospice Palliative Care Affects Medical Utilization in Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation — Chin-Jung Liu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • PEEP Titration in Supine and Prone Position Reveals Different Respiratory Mechanics in Severe COVID-19 — Caio Araujo Morais, Boston, MA
  • Piloting a Compassionate Extubation Protocol — Ramandeep Kaur, Chicago, IL
  • Reducing the Incidence of Noninvasive Face Mask-Related Skin Breakdown — Ramandeep Kaur, Chicago, IL
  • High Frequency Percussive Airway Clearance Utilizing Two Devices in Simulation of Mucous Clearance, Without Spontaneous Breathing, Both With and Without Mechanical Ventilation — David Conomon, St. Cloud, FL

Researchers present the results of their work. Authors briefly present their findings and engage in an open discussion with the attendees.

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Central

Mechanical Ventilation and Tracheostomy

Rich Kallet and Keith Lamb/Co-chairs

  • Evaluation of a Modified Circuit for Multiplex Ventilation: A Simulation Study — Morgan Sorg, Cleveland, OH
  • Evaluation of an Adjustable Flow Diverter Valve for Mutiplex Ventilation: A Simulation Study — Morgan Sorg, Cleveland, OH
  • Evaluation of an Auxiliary Volume Display for Multiplex Ventilation: A Simulation Study — Morgan Sorg, Cleveland, OH
  • Assessment of the Knowledge, Perception, and Prevalence of Using APRV Among Respiratory Therapists — Mohammad Al Obead, Atlanta, GA
  • Tidal Volume Selection in the ICU — Ruben Restrepo, San Antonio, TX
  • Negative-Pressure-Assisted Ventilation Results in Greater Dynamic Compliance in an Oleic-Acid Induced Lung-Injury Preclinical Model — Elizabeth Rohrs, Surrey, Canada
  • The Highs and Lows of Ventilator Alarms in the ICU — Jelena Lara, San Antonio, TX
  • The Effect of Patient Circuit Compensation for Different Ventilator Modes — Ping-Hui Liu, Cleveland, OH
  • Comparisons of Mathematical Model Tools in Assessing Respiratory Illness in the ICU — Taha Ismaeil, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Optimizing PEEP to Improve Rates of Ventilator Associated Events in the Medical Intensive Care Unit — Bridget Gekas, Philadelphia, PA
  • Time Course of Decreased Lung Compliance in Subjects Requiring Permanent Dependence Ventilation — Shinichi Onozawa, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Microbial Differences in Tracheal Cultures — Joshua Buan, Los Angeles, CA
  • Description of Respiratory Microbiology of Adults With Tracheostomy — Yassin Ismaiel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • The Confidence Level of Medical Staff in Managing Tracheostomy — Abdulrahman Alotaibi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Improving Healthcare Staff Knowledge and Comfort for Children With a Tracheostomy — Amanda Wise, Little Rock, AR
  • Improving Caregiver Confidence in Pediatric Tracheostomy Care Through the Use of Training Dolls — Amanda Wise, Little Rock, AR
  • Early Tracheostomy and the Incidence of Posterior Vocal Cord Ulcers — Aldin Malkoc, Colton, CA

Researchers present the results of their work. Authors briefly present their findings and engage in an open discussion with the attendees.

Thursday, Dec. 9

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Central

Education

Sarah Varekojis and Georgianna Sergakis/Co-chairs

  • Evaluation of the Transition to Online Learning in Mechanical Ventilation During the COVID Pandemic — Robert Murray, Atlanta, GA
  • Design of an Educational Program to Prepare Respiratory Therapy Students for Terminal Extubation — Jamie Bear, Englewood, CO
  • Assessing Stereotypes of Respiratory Therapists Through an Interprofessional Group of Health Science Students — Kristen McHenry, Johnson City, TN
  • Respiratory Therapists as Teachers Increases Respiratory Therapist Attendance in Pediatric Outreach Education — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • COVID-19 Effects on the Performance of Respiratory Care Students’ Standardized Patient Encounters — Katherine Faul, San Antonio, TX
  • Student Workshop Using the PEEER Communication Model for Difficult Situations — Deborah Patten, Highland Heights, KY
  • Qualitative Survey of Second-Year Respiratory Therapy Students’ Experience in a Tele-ICU Clinical Rotation — Karen Zumstein, Philadelphia, PA
  • Using Tele-ICU to Provide Respiratory Therapy Students Experience With COVID-19 Patients — Karen Zumstein, Philadelphia, PA
  • Curriculum and Competency Evaluation in Respiratory Entry to Practice Programs — Thomas Jones, Little Rock, AR
  • Factors that Influence Cannabis Vaping Habits of College Students — Nicole McKenzie, Toledo, OH
  • The Relationship Between Student Age, Academic Performance, and NBRC Self-Assessment Exam Scores in an Accelerated Associate Degree Respiratory Care Program — Karen Blain, Cibolo, TX
  • Student Perceptions of Leadership Qualities in Respiratory Therapy — Tammy Kurszewski, Boise, ID
  • Respiratory Care Education in Saudi Arabia: National Survey of Local Universities — Mohammed Almeshari, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Satisfaction Level of Simulation Experience Among Applied Medical Sciences Students — Arwa Alruwaili, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Examination of Gamulation to Measure Leadership Characteristics in Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care Students — Donna Gardner, Boise, ID
  • Comparison of Associate and Baccalaureate New Graduate Hospital Orientations — Karsten Roberts, Philadelphia, PA

Researchers present the results of their work. Authors briefly present their findings and engage in an open discussion with the attendees.

2:40 p.m.–4:10 p.m. Central

Management

Cheryl Hoerr and Kim Bennion/Co-chairs

  • Assessment of Patient Safety Attitudes Among Respiratory Therapists — Daniel Gochenour, Charlottesville, VA
  • Time to Proficiency in the NICU — Denise Lauderbaugh, San Diego, CA
  • Care and Support of Respiratory Staff Caring for End-of-Life Patients — Denise Lauderbaugh, San Diego, CA
  • Identification and Elimination of Non-Value-Added Work to Optimize Labor During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Matthew Pavlichko, Lancaster, PA
  • Prevalence of Burnout Among Respiratory Therapists Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic — Andrew Miller, Durham, NC
  • Burnout Among Respiratory Therapists Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic — Shawna Strickland, Dallas, TX
  • Burnout, Wellness, and Fulfillment Among Respiratory Therapists During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Karsten Roberts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Electronic Health Record-Based Nudges to Promote the Use of Low Tidal Volumes — Karsten Roberts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Impact of Personal, Job Related, and Organizational Factors on Respiratory Therapists’ Professional Quality of Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Anna Spirczak, Chicago, IL
  • COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Lessons to Be Learned — Cosme Ordonez, San Antonio, TX
  • Implementation of a Research Task Force to Increase Respiratory Therapist Involvement in Research — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Staff Perceptions of a Real Time Respiratory Therapist Charge Auditor — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Financial Impact of a Real Time Respiratory Therapist Auditor on Respiratory Revenue Generation — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Assessment of Moral Distress Among Pediatric Respiratory Therapists and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Specialists — Cassidy Aguirre-Kuehl, Boston, MA
  • Awareness of the Role of Respiratory Therapists Among Health Care Providers — Fahad Binrobiq, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • A Study of Standard Respiratory Clinical Quality Metrics Monitored by Hospitals in Pennsylvania — Steven Gudowski, Philadelphia, PA
  • Remote Patient Monitoring Process Improvement — Bradley Boynton, Rochester, MN
  • Cost Savings Related to Transitioning Common Canister pMDI to Nebulized Medications During a Pandemic — Lexie Caraway, Altamont, IL

Researchers present the results of their work. Authors briefly present their findings and engage in an open discussion with the attendees.


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