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15 Jan

Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, discusses ventilator-induced lung injury. Dr. MacIntyre believes RTs can have a great impact on the ICU and explains how ventilator settings from the operating room to the ICU need to properly translate. He also shares his three commandments… Read more »

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10 Jul

Best Practices: Ventilator Weaning Protocols

Delivering the best possible care to patients on mechanical ventilation means getting those patients off mechanical ventilation as soon as it is safely possible. According to Carl Haas, MLS, LRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, the best way to make sure that happens is to follow protocols developed specifically for this area of practice. He shares his… Read more »

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14 May

Summer Ventilation Webcast Series Continues

The AARC education team kicked off its new Summer Ventilation Webcast Series on May 28. The series includes four webcasts and runs through July 9. Participants will need to register for each webcast in the series separately. “The Summer Ventilation Webcast Series spotlights key areas of mechanical ventilation to empower respiratory therapists to provide safe… Read more »

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21 Feb

Maximizing Your Patient’s Home Oxygen and Home Mechanical Ventilation Care

According to Adam Mullaly, BSRT, RRT, AE-C, home oxygen and/or home noninvasive ventilation (NIV) can offer patients the ability to stabilize known physiologic deficiencies contributing to their chronic respiratory failure. “This inherently has the potential to improve outcome measures, quality of life, and prevent further physiologic problems and/or deterioration,” Mullaly said. Mullaly, along with Kimberly… Read more »

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17 Nov

Big Ideas Theater: Dr. Neil MacIntyre Explains the ABCDEF Bundle

Enable cookies to see embeded content. If you work in an ICU, you’ve probably at least heard of the ABCDEF Bundle. Developed by critical care experts who reviewed randomized controlled trials on the ventilator liberation process, the bundle is aimed at getting more patients off mechanical ventilation as quickly as possible through the use of… Read more »

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10 Nov

ATS, ACCP, Publish New Ventilator Discontinuation Guidelines

New guidelines from the American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians may provide additional guidance for clinicians like respiratory therapists who manage patients on mechanical ventilation. Developed by a committee of experts, the guidelines are an update to the 2001 CHEST guideline on ventilator liberation and are based on the most recent evidence… Read more »

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11 May

AARC Partners with UHC on Mechanical Ventilation White Paper

Safe Initiation and Management of Mechanical Ventilation White Paper Now Available A new white paper published by the AARC and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) aims to improve the safe initiation and management of mechanical ventilation. “The UHC represents major academic medical centers across the country, and thus has a huge influence on policies,” says AARC… Read more »

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