Webcast Central


AARC Webcasts are online educational events that take place right on your computer. AARC members can attend a live event and earn free CRCE© credit or watch a past program and take a quick test for credit.

Pre-registration is required for live events. Check your email for confirmation and further instructions after registering. CRCE Content Designation is provided to assist members seeking courses to satisfy the NBRC's Continuing Competency Requirements and the requirements of some states for specific content areas. If no content designation is provided, then the course is not designated as a specialty content course and should meet the requirements for continuing education of state boards.

VAE vs VAP: Different by Design

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Category Adult Acute Care Speaker Michael Klompas MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA Date May 28, 2019 1:00 PM

Mechanically ventilated patients are at high risk for developing complications and, for many years, critical care teams have been tracking the number of patients developing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the ability to use VAP surveillance for prevention of complications is limited. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released definitions for ventilator associated events (VAE). This presentation will identify the limitations of VAP, discuss the reasoning behind the CDC’s VAE definitions, and outline strategies respiratory therapists can use to prevent VAEs.

This Live Webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Hamilton Medical.

Optimizing Lung Protection in the NICU: What Does the Future Hold?

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Category Neonatal-Pediatric Speaker Rob DiBlasi, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC Date Jun 4, 2019 1:00 PM

Ventilating our tiniest patients can be difficult and there are many variables to consider as we seek to support the respiratory status of neonatal patients. This presentation will outline mechanisms of lung injury and discuss evidence-based approaches for noninvasive ventilation, surfactant delivery techniques, and lung protective strategies for conventional and high-frequency ventilation.

This Live Webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Mallinckrodt.

 

Noninvasive Respiratory Support: Review of the 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference

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Category Adult Acute Care Speaker John Davies, MA, RRT, FAARC Date Jun 26, 2019 1:00 PM

In June 2018, the AARC Journal Conference focused on “Noninvasive Respiratory Support in Adults” was held in St. Petersburg, FL, in June 2018. The proceedings are published in the June 2019 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE and address topics such as physiology of noninvasive respiratory support, ventilator-induced lung injury, noninvasive respiratory support for various patient populations, the patient experience during noninvasive respiratory support, and noninvasive respiratory support at the end of life. The presenter, who served as a co-chair of this conference, will review the papers, discuss how noninvasive respiratory support has evolved over the past year, and potential future directions of noninvasive respiratory support.

This Live Webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Vapotherm.

Mechanical Ventilation: Liberation and Long-Term

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Category Adult Acute Care Speaker Brian Carlin MD, FAARC Date Jul 9, 2019 1:00 PM

Patients who require mechanical ventilation for a longer period of time may require unique strategies for effective ventilation and, optimally, liberation from the mechanical ventilator. The presenter will define key terms related to long-term mechanical ventilation and liberation from mechanical ventilation as well as discuss effective weaning techniques and strategies for effective patient care.

This Live Webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

Sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic.