Articles tagged with: Ventilation

State of the Art of ECMO: What’s new??

June 5, 2019

State of the Art of ECMO: What’s new??

New Current Topics Video Available This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Heidi J. Dalton, MD, MCCM, presenting “State of the Art of ECMO: What’s new??” Purchase Your DVD Today She discusses new methods and devices for extracorporeal support that have been recently developed and are on the horizon. This... Read more »

 

Summer Ventilation Webcast Series Continues

May 14, 2019

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 »

 

Visualizing Mechanical Ventilation

April 3, 2019

Visualizing Mechanical Ventilation

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Thomas Piraino, RRT, of St. Michael’s Hospital, discusses the steps and tools to help RTs visualize mechanical ventilation. Piraino shares examples of what can be done at the bedside to visualize the internal active movement of patients. “So, now we have the... Read more »

 

Ventilator Associated Events

March 20, 2019

Ventilator Associated Events

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Richard Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, FCCM / UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital, discusses Guidelines and Bundles related to ventilator associated events. He explores what the evidence supports on this topic. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Big Ideas Theater 2018 was filmed... Read more »

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Gathering Ventilator Alarm Data Supports Patient Safety

February 21, 2019

Gathering Ventilator Alarm Data Supports Patient Safety

Enable cookies to see embeded content. As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Richard Zink of Purdue University discusses the value of gathering ventilator alarm data and how it relates to patient safety. Watch More Big Ideas Theater Big Ideas Theater 2018 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Congress speakers... Read more »

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

February 21, 2019

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 »

 

Tips for Starting an ECMO Program

February 13, 2019

Tips for Starting an ECMO Program

“Our program began out of the need to have another tool in our arsenal for helping patients that have ARDS,” said Julie Jackson, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, a manager at UnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist Medical Center. She explains that their need and value for an ECMO program may be different than others since they are... Read more »

 

Mechanical Ventilation Pre-Course: What Every RT Can Learn

November 8, 2018

Mechanical Ventilation Pre-Course: What Every RT Can Learn

Respiratory therapists often consider themselves to be the masters of mechanical ventilation. And it is true that no other clinician has the background and training in this area of care that the RT does. Sign Up for a Congress Pre-course But mechanical ventilation is a moving target – and a fast-moving target at that. There... Read more »

 

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 11: Guidelines for Ventilator Liberation

April 11, 2018

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 11: Guidelines for Ventilator Liberation

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC, FCCP, defines ventilator discontinuation and discusses how guidelines have evolved and the differences between discontinuation and extubation. According to Dr. MacIntyre, ventilator discontinuation is the process of getting patients off of ventilator support and out of the ICU... Read more »

 

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 10: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

March 21, 2018

Big Ideas Theater, Episode 10: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Enable cookies to see embeded content. In this episode of Big Ideas Theater, Rick Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC, defines ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and discusses the tiered process of diagnosing ventilator associated events (VAE). Kallet explains what RTs can expect to see in the future related to VAE, as well as offers tips in preventing... Read more »

 

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