Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2017

This educational 8 DVD annual series offers an in-depth exploration of recent scientific advancements in respiratory care and the evidence-based practices that improve delivery of care and reduce readmissions. Presented by the leaders in respiratory care, the series is designed to cultivate high-performing respiratory therapists who are equipped to educate patients and implement best practices in care.

Each topic is presented as a one-hour lecture and the DVDs offer flexibility for group or individual viewings. Purchase of the 2017 DVD series (a total of 8 DVDs), ensures that one DVD will be delivered each month to your facility beginning in March 2017 through October 2017. Each program is approved for 1 hour of CRCE® credit after successful completion of the test.

Purchase the Complete 2017 DVD Series

Subscribe to the complete series of 8 topics, and pay only $57.38 per DVD, excluding tax, shipping and handling. Complete course materials, proctor guide, CRCE logo and certification of completion forms are provided with each topic. Videos are approximately 1 hour in length. This series replaces the Professor’s Rounds annual DVD series.

Complete 2017 Series:

Member Price $459
Nonmember Price $499
Member Savings $40; each DVD only $57.38

Single Program DVDs*:
Member Price $89
Single DVD Nonmember Price $99
Single DVD Member Savings $10
* Single DVDs are only available as each topic is released

2017 Program Guide

Program 1
Noninvasive Respiratory Support
In recent years there has been much interest in noninvasive therapies for patients with acute respiratory failure. These include noninvasive ventilation, continuous positive airway pressure, and high flow nasal cannula. Recent evidence and clinical experience has clarified the appropriate roles of these approaches. This presentation summarizes issues related to patient selection and clinical application of these therapies. Lecturer: Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC

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Program 2
Outcomes-Based Sleep Medicine PAP Compliance
PAP therapy compliance has been a hot topic for years as more insurance companies require compliance for continued therapy. How does compliance rate for your clinic and what does compliance really mean? Does being compliant improve patient outcomes? This lecture will explore the importance of PAP compliance and the implications associated with non-adherence to therapy. Lecturer: Jessica Schweller RRT-SDS, RN, MS, CNP

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Program 3
Coordinating Spontaneous Breathing and Spontaneous Awakening
Over two decades of data have demonstrated that daily spontaneous breathing trials represent the optimum method for liberating the patient from ventilation. Coordinating the SBT with a spontaneous awakening trial maximizes success and speeds ventilator termination. This lecture will discuss coordination by respiratory care and nursing to improve outcomes. Lecturer: Rich Kallet MS, RRT, FAARC

Program 4
COPD Case Management By Respiratory Therapists
This lecture will give you a look at what RT COPD case managers at UC Davis have been doing to improve patient education and facilitate health care navigation and utilization to achieve better outcomes and cost savings. A review of the COPD case management program including education, medication and treatment recommendations, and follow-up after discharge, along with four year data on readmission rates and cost savings will be presented. Lecturer: Krystal Craddock BSRC, RRT-NPS, CCM
Supported with an unrestricted educational grant from:

Program 5
Capnography in the Neonatal-Pediatric Population
Often the forgotten vital sign, capnography can have a valuable role in the respiratory monitoring of the neonatal and pediatric population. This presentation will review the concepts of time and volume-based capnography and discuss potential clinical applications. Available data supporting the use of capnography will be reviewed. Lecturer: Craig Smallwood BS, RRT
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Program 6
The Future of Mechanical Ventilation for ARDS
After nearly 50 years of research, mechanical ventilation remains the cornerstone of management for patients with ARDS. However, one of the most important advances in that time is the understanding that mechanical ventilation, in and of itself, can cause and potentiate lung injury. Lung protective ventilation with lower tidal volumes and airway pressures represent the standard of care in 2016. Unfortunately, mortality and morbidity from ARDS remain unacceptably high – can we do better? In this presentation, the presenter will briefly review the current evidence for lung protective ventilation, recent epidemiological evidence regarding its use, and forthcoming evidence-based guidelines. From there, the presenter will examine current and ongoing basic, physiological, and clinical research that may shape the future of ventilatory management for ARDS. Lecturer: Eddy Fan MD, PhD, FAARC, FCCM
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Program 7
ECMO: Who Would Ever Have Imagined?
The technologic and management aspects of extracorporeal life support (ECLS), including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), have advanced more in the past five years than any other aspect of critical care medicine. ECLS devices are smaller, simpler, and safer than just a few years ago. The application of this technology has led to these critically ill patients being maintained awake and, in some circumstances, even ambulatory. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of ECLS and ECMO, discuss the current state of the field, and explore the potential future applications of this life-saving technology.  Lecturer: Ira M Cheifetz MD, FAARC, FCCM

Program 8
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Where We’ve Succeeded and Where We’ve Failed
Pulmonary rehabilitation is of unquestioned benefit to COPD patients. The scientific basis of this therapy is firmly established. Yet it is available to a very small fraction of those who would benefit from it. In the cases of smoking cessation and inhaled bronchodilators, forces have been brought to bear to impact the vast majority of COPD patients. This lecture will examine the reasons for this discrepancy and suggest a way forward. Lecturer: Richard Casaburi MD, MEngr, PhD

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