AARC Congress 2022

November 9–12, 2022
New Orleans, LA

Respiratory Care Open Forum

2022 Open Forum

Presented under the auspices of the Journal Respiratory Care at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. See rcjournal.com for Abstracts

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Day 1 — Wednesday, Nov. 9

12:45 p.m.–2:40 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #1: Aerosol Therapy

Moderators: Ariel Berlinski and Denise Willis

  • In Vitro Comparison of Continuous and Inspiration-Synchronized Aerosol Delivery During High-Flow Nasal Cannula Treatment — Jie Li, Chicago, IL
  • Aerosol Delivery With and Without the Use of Different Mitigation Devices During Nebulization Treatments — Osama Alanazi, Chicago, IL
  • In Vitro Comparison of Inspiration Synchronized and Continuous Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer During Invasive Mechanical Ventilation — Caylie Sheridan, Chicago, IL
  • In Vitro Comparison of Inspiration Synchronized and Continuous Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer During Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation With a Single Limb Circuit — Caylie Sheridan, Chicago, IL
  • In Vitro Comparison of Inspiration Synchronized and Continuous Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer During Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation With a Dual Limb Circuit — Caylie Sheridan, Chicago, IL
  • Evaluation of Fugitive Aerosols During Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and In-Line Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation in a Pediatric Model — Natasha Wilbon, Little Rock, AR
  • A Bench Comparison of Methods of Instillation of Medications via an Artificial Airway — Krystal Carr, Philadelphia, PA
  • Can Switching to a Different Nebulizer Decrease Pediatric Severe Asthmatic Admission Rate? — Michael Treut, Wilmington, DE
  • 3D-Printed Nasal Model for In Vitro Assessment of Trans-Nasal Pulmonary Aerosol Delivery via HFNC — Gerald Smaldone, Stony Brook, NY
  • Real-time In Vitro Radioaerosol Method for Assessing Trans-Nasal Drug Delivery — Gerald Smaldone, Stony Brook, NY
  • Breath-Enhanced Jet Nebulizer Increases Aerosol Output for HFNC Therapy — Gerald Smaldone, Stony Brook, NY
  • Enhanced Aerosol Delivery During High Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy — Gerald Smaldone, Stony Brook, NY
  • Does Rate of Nebulization From a Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer During Continuous Nebulization Impact Driving Pressure During Mechanical Ventilation With Heliox? — Sherwin Morgan, Chicago, IL

12:45 p.m.–2:40 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #2: Airway Care and Oxygen Therapy

Moderators: Dan Rowley and Karsten Roberts

  • Multidisciplinary Standardized Airway Carts in a Pediatric Acute Care Setting — Heather Neal-Rice, Little Rock, AR
  • Evaluation of an Artificial Airway Cuff Maintenance Device — Madi Bell, Springfield, MO
  • Respiratory Therapists’ Role in Monitoring and Managing the ALS Patient During G-Tube Placement: Paving the Way for Airway Management With NIV During Conscious Sedation — Nazmin Shah, San Francisco, CA
  • Biodiesel and Diesel Exhaust Particles Are Cause of Oxidative Stress, Inflammatory Response, Impaired Phagocytosis and DNA Damage in Airway — Mizanur Rahman, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Tracheostomy Surgical Airway Emergencies: Implementation and Application of a Standardized Approach to Improve Patient Outcomes — Sarah Bazelak, Milwaukee, WI
  • In Vivo Evaluation of a New Endotracheal Tube Cuff Controller Promoting Tracheal Secretion Clearance: Preliminary Results — Alberto Zanella, Milan, Italy
  • Retrospective Application of ROX Index to Adult Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure Due to Pneumonia, ARDS, and/or COVID-19: A Quality Improvement Project — Naomi Bugayong, Sacramento, CA
  • Device Response to Flow and Obstruction via High Flow Nasal Cannula — Carissa Novak, Ann Arbor, MI
  • A Survey of Feeding Practices With the Use of High Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy — Megan Charlton, Chicago, IL
  • The Myth of the Two-Liter Nasal Cannula — Liwayway Andrade, San Antonio, TX
  • Effects of High Velocity Nasal Insufflation on Respiratory Efficiency in Healthy Adults — Macey York, Lynchburg, VA
  • Rebound Hypoxemia Post Inhaled Nitric Oxide Administration in COVID-19 ARDS — Kenneth Miller, Allentown, PA
  • Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients Who Escalate to Mechanical Ventilation After Prolonged High Flow Oxygen With Additional Oxygen Flow Administration — Kenneth Miller, Allentown, PA
  • Reducing Asthma Length of Stay: A Multidisciplinary Quality Improvement Initiative — Gerald Moody, Dallas, TX

3:15 p.m.–5:10 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #3: Management

Moderators: Cheryl Hoerr and Carolyn LaVita

  • A Continuation on Maintaining High Staff Morale in a Respiratory Care Department — Shannon Short, Cincinnati, OH
  • Improving Respiratory Therapy Compliance With Use of Secure Chat in Electronic Health Record — Denise Lauderbaugh, San Diego, CA
  • Travel Respiratory Therapists: A Professional Choice Phenomenon Explored — Denise Lauderbaugh, San Diego, CA
  • Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Chronic Lung Disease Whose POLST Forms Were Signed in the Medical Intensive Care Unit — Min Kyung Jang, Seoul, South Korea
  • COVID-Related Burnout in Healthcare Workers: Myth or Reality? — Morgan Newton, San Antonio, TX
  • Professional Goals Creating a Sense of Belonging to Foster Engagement as a Staff Respiratory Therapist — Ramona Burke, San Francisco, CA
  • A Qualitative Analysis of the Characteristics of Leadership Practices in Respiratory Care — Karsten Roberts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Characteristics, Behaviors, and Defining Success for Respiratory Care Leaders — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Utilization of a Stepwise Goal-Oriented Approach to Improve Polysomnography Scoring Time in a Pediatric Sleep Laboratory — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Identification, Accomplishments, and Training for Respiratory Care Leaders — Jerin Juby, Philadelphia, PA
  • Perception of Sleep Deprivation Among Respiratory Therapists — Jerin Juby, Philadelphia, PA
  • Relationship Between Leadership and Respiratory Therapist Well-Being — Andrew Miller, Durham, NC
  • Baccalaureate Prepared Respiratory Therapy Students’ Readiness and Workplace Preferences for Entry into the Respiratory Therapy Workforce — Reid Vocke, Columbus, OH
  • Pilot to Practice: Evolution of Implementing Bedside Report — Brian Smith, Sacramento, CA
  • The Employment of Searchable PDF Files Vastly Facilitates the Completion of Respiratory Care Departments' Billing Audits — Robert Demers, Pasadena, CA

Day 2 — Thursday, Nov. 10

8:30 a.m.–10:25 a.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #4: Pulmonary Disease, Part 1

Moderators: Dave Burnett and Amanda Dexter

  • Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation Improve Quality of Life or Physical Function Outcomes in Post COVID-19 Patients? – A Retrospective Analysis — Khamron Micheals, Galveston, TX
  • Comparison of Remote Versus Center-Focused Pulmonary Rehab — Garner Faulkner, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Improving Follow Up After Inpatient Initiation of Noninvasive Ventilation — William Glenn, Philadelphia, PA
  • Use of Alternative Medicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Survey — Mohanad Hasona, San Antonio, TX
  • Factors Driving High Hospitalization Rates of COPD Frequent Flyers: A Repeat Cross-Sectional Study – Non-Compliance and Housing — Jess Ashcraft, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Factors Driving High Hospitalization Rates of COPD Frequent Flyers: A Repeat Cross-Sectional Study – Pulmonology Consults, Pulmonary Function Tests, and Code Status — Jess Ashcraft, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Factors Driving High Hospitalization Rates of COPD Frequent Flyers: A Repeat Cross-Sectional Study – Age and Comorbidities — Tammy Stucki, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Factors Driving High Hospitalization Rates of Asthma Frequent Flyers: A Repeat Cross-Sectional Study – Age, Comorbidities, and Access to Healthcare — Wade Mather, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Factors Driving High Hospitalization Rates of Asthma Frequent Flyers: A Repeat Cross-Sectional Study – Non-Compliance — Leanne Richardson, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Factors Driving High Hospitalization Rates of Asthma Frequent Flyers: A Repeat Cross-Sectional Study – PFTs and Pulmonology Consults — Wade Mather, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Dyspnea Correlations in Patients With Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 Infection — Tony Ruppert, York, PA
  • Enhancing Tobacco Cessation Screening and Interventions in Urban Federally Qualified Health Centers — Sara Iguodala, Cleveland, OH
  • Predictors of Length of ICU Stay Among COVID-19 Patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Abdullah Bin Obaid, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • The Over Diagnosis of Asthma in Adults — Celeste Kivler, Sacramento, CA

8:30 a.m.–10:25 a.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #5: Neonatal/Pediatrics

Moderators: Andy Miller and Joyce Baker

  • Initial Experience With Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 Gas MRI in Neonates With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia — Anita Arnsperger, Cincinnati, OH
  • Using Quality Improvement to Reduce High-Flow Nasal Cannula Use in Hospitalized Patients With Bronchiolitis — Anita Arnsperger, Cincinnati, OH
  • Quality Matters: Standardization of Neonatal Practices in Prevention of Chronic Lung Disease — Niki Kallmeyer, Edgewood, KY
  • Provider Acceptance of a Respiratory Therapist-Driven Protocol in the Outpatient Primary Care Setting — Haley Long, Little Rock, AR
  • Improving Unplanned Extubation Rates in Critically Ill Neonates and Children: Pathway to Success — Patricia Bradley, Madera, CA
  • Pediatric Chronic Mechanical Ventilation Device Choice During a Recall and Pandemic — Yamileth Mathers, Aurora, CO
  • Evaluation of CPAP Pressures Delivered by a Fluidic Infant Nasal CPAP Generator Powered by an Independent Flow Meter — Julie Bodie, Cleveland, OH
  • Analyzing Flow Sensor Location to Neonatal Breath Trigger Abilities on Multiple Ventilator Platforms — Trisha Tindall, Springfield, MO
  • A Comparison of Effects of Tube Compensation Mechanisms Across Multiple Ventilation Platforms in Neonatal Populations — Colin Jones, Springfield, MO
  • HFNC Holidays as a Conduit to Reduce Length of Time on HFNC and Length of Stay — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Financial Impact of a Pediatric NIV Mask Sizing Guide — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Airway Clearance Therapies: An RT-Driven Protocolized Approach — Leah Graham, Wilmington, DE
  • Comparison of Albuterol Treatment Delivery Method for Moderate Pediatric Asthmatic Patients in the Emergency Room — Katlyn Burr, Wilmington, DE
  • Implementation of a High-Flow Nasal Cannula Weaning Protocol in Bronchiolitis in a Pediatric Acute Care and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit — Theresa Cantu, Madera, CA

12:00 p.m.–1:55 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #6: Pulmonary Disease, Part 2

Moderators: Dan Fisher and John Emberger

  • Evolution of Positive SARS-CoV-2 Tobacco Consumer Patients From March-December 2020: Retrospective Cohort — Daniela Carralero-Somoza, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Is Vaping a Better Alternative to Cigarettes? An International Survey — Michael Crager, San Antonio, TX
  • Relationship Between Chronic Lung Disease Diagnosis and Susceptibility to E-Cigarette Use in Adults: The Mediation Effects of Psychosocial, Cognitive Influences, and the Moderation Effect of Physiological Factors — Mohammed Alqahtani, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Patient Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure Devices Used in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Contributing Factors at Sleep Centers — Dave Griswold, Youngstown, OH
  • California Wildfire Impact on Asthma and COPD Hospitalizations — Krystal Craddock, Sacramento, CA
  • California Wildfire Impact on Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations — Krystal Craddock, Sacramento, CA
  • Respiratory Therapist Case Managers Integrated into COPD Clinic Care Improve Symptomology and Exacerbation Rates — Krystal Craddock, Sacramento, CA
  • Influence of Charlson Comorbidity Index in Ventilator-Dependent Patients on Whether or Not to Join Palliative Care — Chia-Chen Chu, Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Differences of Urbanization Level on Hospice Palliative Care Intervention — Chin-Jung Liu, Taichung City, Taiwan
  • The Association of Education Level on Hospice Palliative Care Intervention — Yeong-Ruey Chu, Taichung City, Taiwan
  • The Impact of Terminal Extubation and End-of-Life Care on Respiratory Therapists — Joyce Lanier, Charlotte, NC
  • Mental Health of Respiratory Therapists Performing Terminal Extubations — Michael MacAulay, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
  • The Perceptions of the Respiratory Therapists Regarding Noninvasive Ventilation During End of Life — Doungbagai Leo, Chicago, IL
  • Perceptions of the Respiratory Therapist’s Role in Palliative Care — Shawna Strickland, Chicago, IL

12:00 p.m.–1:55 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #7: Mechanical Ventilation

Moderators: Jie Li and Brady Scott

  • Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony Recognition and Recommendations by Respiratory Therapists: A Bench Study — Kelly Fiorino, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Inherent Ambiguity of PEEP-FIO2 Tables — Sherry Babic, Cleveland, OH
  • Spectrum of Use of Mechanical Ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit — Kamy Walck, San Antonio, TX
  • Can You Hear the Beep? Selecting the Best Ventilator Alarm Parameters in the ICU — Brianna Alanis, San Antonio, TX
  • Ventilator Alarms: A Closer Look at Patient Safety and Clinician Burnout — Chelsea Gloria, San Antonio, TX
  • Noninvasive Electromagnetic Phrenic Nerve Stimulation to Generate Effective Diaphragm Contraction With Tidal Volume in Anesthetized Patients With Obesity: A Proof-of-Concept Study — Stefan Schaller, Berlin, Germany
  • Time to Diaphragm Contraction After Noninvasive Electromagnetic Phrenic Nerve Stimulation in Anesthetized Patients With Obesity — Alessandro Panelli, Berlin, Germany
  • How Changes in Adaptive Support Ventilation Settings Affect Displayed Patient Effort and Work of Breathing Parameters - A Bench Study — Katherine Wu, Rochester, MN
  • Evaluation of Ventilator Compliance Readings Compared to a Bench Model — Megan Witt, Springfield, MO
  • Determining the Accuracy of Compliance Measurements on a Ventilator Using a Bench Model — Tori Moulder, Springfield, MO
  • Negative-Pressure-Assisted Ventilation Improves Static Lung Compliance in an Oleic-Acid-Induced Lung-Injury Preclinical Model — Elizabeth Rohrs, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Effect of Respiratory Care Team on Prognosis in Ventilated Patients — Masami Sana, Osaka, Japan
  • Evaluation of Interventions to Reduce Length of Stay in Mechanically Ventilated Tracheostomy Patients: A Pilot Study — Lyndee Knisely, York, PA
  • Speedy Rounds in the ICU: A Collaborative Fast Approach to Reduce MDRPIs Associated With Advanced Airways — Jacqueline Massaro, Boston, MA

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Walk Rounds #1

Moderator: Dean Hess

  • Clinical Weaning Factors for Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Patients: A Retrospective Study — Chang Sheng Lin, Changhua City, Taiwan
  • The Relationship Between Nurse Wellbeing and Artificial Intelligence: A Quantitative Correlational Study — Shayne Taylor, St Joseph, MI
  • Indirect Calorimetry: Understanding Nutritional Status to Improve Outcomes in the Critical Care Population — Belinda Hollander, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Association of Awake Prone Positioning With Intubation Risk and Mortality in Non-Intubated Patients With COVID-19 Respiratory Failure: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis — Yi-Hao Peng, Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Is NIV Superior to CPAP in Maintaining Targeted Oxygen Saturation Ranges in Preterm Infants on Moderate Noninvasive Respiratory Support? — William Bucher, Philadelphia, PA
  • Comparison of Delirium Between Isoflurane and Propofol Sedation in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients — Masami Sana, Osaka, Japan
  • Trials of Acupuncture Interventions to Wean Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Patients — Yu Jen Chang, Changhua City, Taiwan
  • Predictors of First-Time National Board Passage for Respiratory Therapists — Jennifer Riggs, Muskegon, MI
  • Association of a Respiratory Therapist-Led COPD Hospital Education Program and 30-day Hospital Readmissions — Jeri Jacobson, Summit, NJ
  • PICU Integrated Rounding Format — David Jaccino, San Francisco, CA
  • Evaluating the Difference in Cuff Pressure With and Without the Use of a Stopcock — Ryan Bechtel, York, PA
  • A Comparison of Advanced Airway Trauma Patients: Pre-Hospital versus Upon Admission — Ryan Bechtel, York, PA

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Walk Rounds #2

Moderator: Amanda Nickel

  • Examination of High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation Initiation Protocols — Adam Thompson, San Jose, CA
  • Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes, Beliefs and Barriers to Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD Patients in Saudi Arabia: A National Survey — Abdulelah Aldhahir, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
  • Transpulmonary Pressure Monitoring in Patients With ARDS — Kaina Gomard, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Proximal Versus Distal Flow Sensors: Comparing Trigger Sensitivity — Sachin Patel, Galveston, TX
  • COVID-19: A Comprehensive Review on Internet Data — Szu-i Yu, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Evaluation of Delivered Oxygen From an Open Concept Mask — Theresa Winslow, Milford, MA
  • The Effects of Tobacco Control Initiatives on Smoking Behavior Among Saudi Smokers — Majed Alenzi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Implementation of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Screening in the Pulmonary Function Lab — Judith Fleming, Dover, NH
  • Comprehensive circRNA Expression Profiles and Bioinformatic Analysis in a Mouse Model of OSA-Induced Lung Injury: New Insight Into Pathogenesis — Qingshi Chen, Fujian, China
  • Development and Validation of a Structured Questionnaire to Assess the Perception and Satisfaction of Respiratory Therapy Students Toward Career Prospects and Learning Resources — Jithin Sreedharan, Karnataka, India

Day 3 — Friday, Nov. 11

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. | Room TBA

Editors’ Choice

Moderators: Rich Branson and Dean Hess

  • Do Lung Compliance Patterns or ARDS Severity Impact Survival of COVID-19 Patients Requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation for Greater Than 5 Consecutive Days? – A Retrospective Analysis — Khamron Micheals, Galveston, TX
  • Albuterol Delivery During Invasive Mechanical Ventilation via In-Line Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation in a Pediatric Lung Model — Denise Willis, Little Rock, AR
  • Breath Patterns and Mask Features Affect Fugitive Aerosol Concentrations During a Nebulization Treatment — Hui-Ling Lin, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • An In-Vitro Study to Evaluate the Impact of Different HFNC Devices on Trans-Nasal Aerosol Delivery — Osama Alanazi, Chicago, IL
  • Evaluation of Endotracheal Tube Scraping on Duration of Mechanical Ventilation and Ventilator-Associated Events — Ramandeep Kaur, Chicago, IL
  • Outcome of Unplanned Extubations in a Large Children’s Hospital — Cheryl Dominick, Philadelphia, PA
  • Optimizing Respiratory Therapy Resources: A Value-Based Care Initiative to Reduce Non-Evidence-Based Therapy in an Academic Medical Center Through Change Management — Kellianne Fleming, Milwaukee, WI
  • Implementation of a Respiratory Therapist-Driven Protocol for Ordering Spirometry and Asthma Education in Children Seen in a Pediatric Outpatient Primary Care Setting — Haley Long, Little Rock, AR

12:00 p.m.–1:55 p.m. | Room TBA

Posters Discussion #8: Education

Moderators: Lynda Goodfellow and Sarah Varekojis

  • Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Respiratory Care Student Enrollment, Retention, and Success on the National Board for Respiratory Care Credentialing Examinations — Shawn Terry, Dallas, TX
  • Respiratory Care Students’ Perception of the Abrupt Change to Online Learning in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic — Shawn Terry, Dallas, TX
  • A Qualitative Needs Assessment Study on Workforce Development of Respiratory Therapists in Singapore — Ivan Lee, Singapore
  • A Qualitative Analysis of Areas of Work-Life That Lead to Burnout and Desired Institutional Support Among Higher Education Health Science Faculty — Megan Koster, Boise, ID
  • Team-Based Simulation Training for the New Graduate Employee — Honey Pezzimenti, Philadelphia, PA
  • Implementing High Impact Practices in Respiratory Care Courses — Deborah Patten, Highland Heights, KY
  • Scholarly Activity by Respiratory Therapists: A Snapshot of Respiratory Therapist Authorship from 2011 and 2021 in RESPIRATORY CARE — Brian Ring, Charlotte, NC
  • Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination and Clinical Simulation Examination Predictors of Success — James Wright, Tallahassee, FL
  • End-of-Life Care Training for Respiratory Therapy Students — Joyce Lanier, Charlotte, NC
  • An Interactive Interprofessional Activity for Respiratory Care Students and Medical Students Transitioning to Residency: Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth Melissa Yanes, Galveston, TX
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Practice Readiness and Orientation Processes of Newly Graduated Respiratory Therapists — Sarah Varekojis, Columbus, OH
  • Impact of Respiratory Therapist Education on Discharge Outcomes of Subjects With COVID-19 — Ramandeep Kaur, Chicago, IL
  • Evaluating Inter-Professional Education in Respiratory Care: A Survey of Perceptions of Collaboration — Tabatha Dragonberry, San Antonio, TX
  • Survey of Barriers to Respiratory Care Research — Jacob Rintz, Chicago, IL

12:00 p.m.–1:55 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Discussions #9: Pulmonary Function Testing and Equipment Evaluation

Moderators: Carl Mottram and John Davies

  • Implementation of Processes to Decrease No-Show Rate for Methacholine Challenge Testing — Garner Faulkner, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Altered Lung Volumes in Relationship to Airflow Obstruction and Small Airways Dysfunction in Asthma — Mohammed Almeshari, Birmingham, AL
  • Is Lung Ultrasound a Valuable Tool to Health Care Providers in the ER and ICU? — Matthew Schroer, San Antonio, TX
  • Impact of Primary Indications and Comorbidities for Pediatric High Altitude Simulation Studies — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Comparison of Peak Flow Meter and Spirometry Peak Flow — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Contributing Factors to Spirometry Performance in a Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy Clinic — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Impact of Monthly Auditing and Feedback on Spirometry Compliance — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Verifying Delivered Versus Set Tidal Volumes With Pediatric Acute Care Ventilators — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Verifying PEEP Delivery During Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation — Kelly Massa, Wilmington, DE
  • Factors That Affect Manual Ventilation of Intubated Patients — Nela Carney, Walnut Creek, CA
  • The Use of an Anesthesia Circuit Intraoperatively With a Conventional Ventilator for Neonatal Patients — Adrienne Trzonkowski, Wilmington, DE
  • Comparison of Flow Output Performance From Different HFNC Manufacturers: A Bench Study — Denise Marasigan, San Francisco, CA
  • Transcutaneous Measuring PCO2 in COPD Patients in the Outpatient Setting — Krystal Craddock, Sacramento, CA
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling: Does Palpation Technique Make a Difference? — Salvatore Sanders, Youngstown, OH

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Walk Rounds #3

Moderator: Dean Hess

  • The Susceptibility of Smokers to Switch From Smoking Tobacco Products to Heated Tobacco Products Based on the Theory of Harm Reduction — Shahad Alajlan, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Burnout Among Respiratory Therapists in a Tertiary Hospital in Saudi Arabia — Abeer Algihab, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Weaning Indexes With Mechanical Ventilator Weaning Predictive Model: Study From a Tertiary Care Center — Fatmah Othman, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Respiratory Therapists’ Awareness of Smoking Cessation Program in Saudi Arabia — Abdulhamed Alnkhli, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Respiratory Therapy Students' Perceptions of Their Career and Level of Satisfaction With Learning Resources: Results of a Nationwide Survey From India — Jithin Sreedharan, Karnataka, India
  • Investigating Endotracheal Tube Securement Device Facilitated Endotracheal Tube Kinking: A Bench Study Model — Brian Daniel, San Francisco, CA
  • Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the Intensive Care Nursery — Brian Daniel, San Francisco, CA
  • A Single-Center Comparison of Introducing an Inhaled Nitric Oxide Initiation and Weaning Protocol into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — Abbey Hudgins, San Marcos, TX
  • Confounding Factors Influencing New Respiratory Therapy Graduates’ Career Decisions — Samantha Tofil, Youngstown, OH
  • Tracheostomy Management in the Outpatient Care Setting — Quan Phung, San Francisco, CA
  • Pilot Study of Patients With COPD: A Learning Needs Assessment — Kevin Collins, San Marcos, TX
  • Interprofessional Education Towards Interprofessional Practice: A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Respiratory Care Students and Therapists’ Perceptions — Ziyad Al Nufaiei, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3:10 p.m.–5:05 p.m. | Room TBA

Poster Walk Rounds #4

Moderator: Kristen McHenry

  • Endotracheal Intubation by Respiratory Therapists: Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes From a Multicenter Quality Assurance Project — Tom Gillin, Newark, DE
  • Not One More Life: Trusted Messenger Telehealth Asthma Coaches Program — Donna Gardner, San Antonio, TX
  • Respiratory Therapist Job Satisfaction in the State of Ohio — Rebecca Fox, Columbus, OH
  • Burnout in Healthcare Providers During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: An Analysis of Burnout Presence in Central Ohio Respiratory Therapists — Rebecca Fox, Columbus, OH
  • Changes in High Flow Management Leads to Better Patient Outcomes — Lindsay Olmstead, Louisville, KY
  • Understanding Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Interactions Using a New Integrated Cardiopulmonary Computational Model — Andrea Fonseca da Cruz, Iowa City, IA
  • Implementation of a Virtual Visit Protocol to Improve Clinic Visit Adherence of Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients — Bradley Boynton, Rochester, MN
  • A Pre-Pandemic Evaluation of the State of Staffing and Future of the Respiratory Care Profession: Perceptions of Louisiana Respiratory Therapists — Jillian Danzy, Shreveport, LA
  • Comparison of Intubation Success Rates Between Respiratory Therapists and Physicians — Gina Fabregas, Columbus, OH
  • Apples and Oranges: Comparing Trigger Sensitivity of Ventilators Using a Lung Simulator — Amanda Nickel, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pharmacological Evaluation for Antitussive and Antiasthmatic Potential of Achillea millefolium Flower Extracts — Gajendra Choudhary, Indore, India
  • Simulation-Based Learning Enhanced Orientation Amidst Pandemic Challenges — Emily Scicchitano, Hershey, PA


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