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A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices - 4th Edition




Respiratory therapists are the only health care providers who receive extensive formal education and who are tested for competency in aerosol therapy. The RT's ability to serve patients with acute chronic respiratory disease as the expert in aerosol therapy allows the concept of "art" and "science" to take on a practical reality.

Mastery of both the art and science of aerosol delivery can have a profound impact on appropriately matching medications and delivery devices to optimize your patients' clinical outcomes. The fourth edition of this Aerosol Guide delivers detailed and comprehensive information that, when combined with your dedication and commitment to be the professional experts in this important area, will empower you to provide guidance to your physician, nurse, and pharmacist colleagues—but, most importantly, to your patients.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

This guide is supported with an educational grant from Philips.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to reading the course content, taking the final quiz, and obtaining a course certificate.**


Approved for 6.00 CRCE Hours.





SEMINAR OBJECTIVES


Identify terminology used in aerosol medicine
State approximate amount of aerosol deposited in the lower respiratory tract for nebulizers, pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs), and dry-powder inhalers (DPIs)
List advantages and disadvantages of inhalation compared to other routes of drug administration
Identify hazards of aerosol therapy that can impact the patient receiving therapy as well as care providers and bystanders
List advantages and disadvantages of nebulizers for aerosol delivery
Identify special considerations for neonatal and pediatric drug delivery
List common problems and errors with each type of inhaler
Compare the principle of operation of a jet nebulizer, mesh nebulizer, and ultrasonic nebulizer
Describe types of pneumatic jet nebulizer designs and methods that are used to decrease aerosol loss from a jet nebulizer during exhalation
Learn steps for correct use of jet, ultrasonic, and mesh nebulizers
Describe the basic components of a metered-dose inhaler
List advantages and disadvantages of metered-dose inhalers
Compare and contrast performance of pMDIs with HFA and CFC propellants
Discuss factors affecting the pMDI performance and drug delivery
Explain the importance of priming and tracking the number of doses for a metered-dose inhaler
Compare and contrast the design of holding chambers and spacers
Identify factors that affect dose delivery from a holding chamber/spacer
List advantages and disadvantages of dry-powder inhalers
Describe the principle of operation of various commercially available dry-powder inhalers
Identify factors affecting the DPI performance and drug delivery
Explain how you know that each DPI is empty
List the correct steps for use of a nebulizer, metered-dose inhaler, metered-dose inhaler with holding chamber/spacer, and dry-powder inhaler
Describe causes and solutions of problems seen with nebulizers, pMDIs, and DPIs
Discuss criteria to assist clinicians in selecting an aerosol delivery device
Explain how to establish an infection control management system in aerosol drug delivery.
Describe how to instruct and evaluate patients in the use of inhaler devices
Describe the proper technique of cleaning aerosol delivery devices
Discuss the importance of occupational health and safety for respiratory therapists



CHAPTERS
CRCE Through the Journal January 2019


Speaker Information


CRCE Through the Journal December 2018


Speaker Information


Reducing Harm from Respiratory Depression Associated with Opioids


Speaker Information

Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CPPS, CM


Respiratory Care of the Morbidly Obese Patinet


Speaker Information

John Davies, MA, RRT


March 2017 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


Speaker Information

Sara Parker MPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C


A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices- 4th Edition


Speaker Information

Douglas S. Gardenhire EdD RRT RRT-NPS FAARC
Dave Burnett PhD RRT AE-C
Shawna Strickland PhD RRT RRT-ACCS RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Timothy R. Myers MBA RRT RRT-NPS FAARC


A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators


Speaker Information

Sam Giordano MBA, RRT, FAARC


Clinician's Guide to Treating Tobacco Dependence


Speaker Information

Erna Boone DrPH, RRT, FAARC
Scott Cerreta BS, RRT
Crystal Dunlevy EdD, RRT
Robert Fluck MS, RRT, FAARC
Grace Howard BSRT, RRT
Kathryn Ickes BS, RRT, RPFT, AE-C
Gaylene Lee MEd, RRT, RRT-NPS, TTS
Mary Martinasek PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPH, CHES, AE-C
Susan Rinaldo Gallo MEd, RRT, CTTS, FAARC
Karen Schell DHSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, RPSGT, AE-C, CT
Courtney Seibert BS, RRT, RRT-NPS
Georgianna Sergakis PhD, RRT
Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
Jay Taylor RRT, CTTS
Sarah Varekojis PhD, RRT
Jonathan Waugh PhD, RRT, RPFT, CTTS, FAARC


Setting the Ventilator for Maximum Patient Comfort


Speaker Information

Richard Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC


A Guide to the Nutritional Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient


Speaker Information

Jami Baltz RD, CNSC
Mark Siobal BS, RRT, FAARC


Welcome to the ACCS course

Welcome and overview of the course. The welcome video is approximately 3 minutes in length. It is recommended that you take the pre-course practice examination (see the document in the "papers" tab) prior to accessing the course materials.

Course faculty conflicts of interest are disclosed below. Brand names of products and pictures of products may be used only as examples of available technology. No endorsement of any one product or device is intended.


Speaker Information

Bill Galvin: no relationships to disclose
Carl Hinkson: Hamilton Medical speaker bureau and past consulting activities with Physiocontrol, Inc.
Keith Lamb: Advisory board member for Sunovion, Masimo, and GE
Tom Lamphere: Masimo speaker's bureau
Kathy Myers Moss: no relationships to disclose
Brady Scott: Key Opinion Leader for Aerogen; Advisory Board for Sunovion
Shawna Strickland: no relationships to disclose
Donna Tanner: no relationships to disclose
Mark Yoder: no relationships to disclose


Taking Charge: The RT's Role in Tracheostomy Management


Speaker Information

Julia Lawrence MSHP, RRT, RRT-NPS
Ankeet Patel MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS


Telehealth and the Respiratory Therapist: A Perfect Partnership


Speaker Information

Brooke Yeager MSc, RRT


Transitioning the Neurorespiratory Patient to Home


Speaker Information

Garner Faulkner II, BSRC, RRT, AE-C


Understanding Portable Oxygen Concentrators: A Patient Driven Modality


Speaker Information

Kim Wiles, BS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


Understanding Sleep Apnea


Speaker Information

Antonio Stigall


VAP to VAE-Implications for the Respiratory Therapist


Speaker Information

Kathy Deakins MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC


Which PAP is Right for You?


Speaker Information

Jessica Schweller RRT, RN, MS, CNP


Principles and Methods of Respiratory Therapy Adult Education

After completing this module, the learner will be able to:
Describe various venues for respiratory therapy education
Describe program accreditation requirements to include: faculty, physical & financial, resources and record keeping
Discuss the financing of respiratory care education in the public, private and hospital environments
Identify the instructional needs of adults
Describe how age, gender and cultural differences affect learning


Speaker Information

Toni Rodriguez EdD, RRT, FAARC


Welcome to the NPS Course

Welcome and overview of the course from the 2014-2016 AARC Neonatal-Pediatric Section Chair Natalie Napolitano. The welcome video is approximately 3 minutes in length. It is recommended that you take the pre-course practice examination (see the document in the "papers" tab) prior to accessing the course materials.

Course faculty conflicts of interest are disclosed below. Brand names of products and pictures of products may be used only as examples of available technology. No endorsement of any one product or device is intended.


Speaker Information

Alex Brendel: no relationships to disclose
Ira Cheifetz: Philips, Ikaria
Kathy Deakins: Hill-Rom, Masimo
Dabney Eidson: no relationships to disclose
Dana Evans: Chiesi USA
John Gallagher: AARC liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics NRP program
Bill Galvin: no relationships to disclose
Douglas Gardenhire: no relationships to disclose
Janet Lioy: no relationships to disclose
Timothy Myers: no relationships to disclose
Natalie Napolitano: Dräger, Aerogen, Philips Respironics, Nihon Kohden, CVS Health
Howard Panitch: Philips Respironics
Steve Sittig: no relationships to disclose
Shawna Strickland: no relationships to disclose
Shari Toomey: No relationships to disclose
Jenn Watts: no relationships to disclose
Sara Wing Parker: no relationships to disclose


Aerosolized Medications: Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Asthma


Speaker Information

Douglas Gardenhire EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


A Guide to the Nutritional Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient

Funded through an unrestricted educational grant from GE, the AARC has developed a nutritional guide for the assessment and treatment of the critically ill patient. As the role of the respiratory therapist emerges in the critical care area to include indirect calorimetry monitoring and testing, this guide will serve as an excellent resource to provide better understanding of the nutritional implications that drive metabolic testing and the subsequent treatment recommendations that come as a result of the extrapolated data. In addition, the role of the respiratory therapist will be discussed as a key and influential member of the interdisciplinary team when it comes to the nutritional management of the critically ill patient.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**


Speaker Information

Jami Baltz RD, CNSC
Mark Siobal BS, RRT, FAARC


Introduction to the AARC Pulmonary Disease Educator Course

This video introduces the learner to the AARC Pulmonary Disease Educator course.

This video is approximately 3 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Speakers and disclosures:
Richard Casaburi MD, MEng, PhD: The presenter discloses relationships with Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Astra Zeneca.
Bradley Chipps MD: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Krystal Craddock, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, CCM: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Dabney Eidson BS, RRT, RRT-NPS: The presenter discloses relationships with Chiesi Pharmaceuticals.
Karen Gregory DNP, RRT, AE-C, FAARC: speaking relationships with Novartis, Monaghan Medical, and ALK
Martha Kingman DNP, FNP-C: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPRT: This presenter has no relationships to disclose.
David Mason MD: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Curt Merriman BA, RRT, CPFT: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Timothy Myers MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Albert Rizzo MD: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Sarah Varekojis PhD, RRT, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Tonya Winders MBA: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.

The planning committee of this activity has no relationships to disclose.


Welcome to the course

This video introduces the learner to the AARC and AACVPR Pulmonary Rehabiltiation Certification course.

This video is approximately 2 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Speakers and disclosures:
Gerene Bauldoff PhD, RN, FAACVPR: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Maria Buckley PhD, FAACVPR: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Brian Carlin MD: The presenter discloses relationships with Sunovion, Monaghan, GlaxoSmithKline, Nonin, and Philips Respironics, Inc.
Richard Casaburi MD, MEng, PhD: The presenter discloses relationships with Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Astra Zeneca.
Eileen Collins PhD, RN, FAACVPR: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Kent Eichenauer PsyD, FAACVPR: This presenter discloses that he is a co-author of the psychological screener, the Psychosocial Risk Factor Survey.
Kim Eppen PT, PhD: This presenter discloses a relationship with Relias Learning.
Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR: This presenter discloses a relationship with Boehringer Ingelheim.
Karen Gregory DNP, RRT, AE-C, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Janie Knipper RN, MA, AE-C, FAAR: This presenter has no relationshipos to disclose.
Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPRT: This presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Curt Merriman BA, RRT, CPFT: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Timothy Myers MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Charlotte Teneback MD: This presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Sarah Varekojis PhD, RRT, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.


2018 Medication Safety: Why Errors Occur and What RTs Can Do to Reduce the Risks


Speaker Information

Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CM


Impact of Ventilator-Associated Events-Critically Ill Subjects With Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation


Speaker Information

David Vines PhD(c) RRT FAARC


Challenges with Implementation of a RT-Driven Protocol of Spontaneous Breathing Trials in the PICU


Speaker Information

Kathleen Deakins, MSHA, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Palliative Care and the Respiratory Therapist


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


Patient Education: More Than Telling Patients About Their Condition


Speaker Information

William Galvin MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC


Perception or Reality: Patient Safety During Inter-and Intrafacility Transport


Speaker Information

Jon Inkrott RRT-ACCS


Preventing Respiratory Depression from Opioids


Speaker Information

Lori Conklin, MD
Debbie Fox, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Pulmonary Hypertension


Speaker Information

Thomas Lamphere BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, FAARC


Enhancing Services and Exploring New Opportunities


Speaker Information

Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPR


Disruptive Behavior - A Threat to Patient Safety


Speaker Information

David Gourley MHA, RRT, FAARC


Quality in Pulmonary Function Testing


Speaker Information

Steven Nelson, MS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


Ebola Virus Disease and Implications for Respiratory Care


Speaker Information

Lewis Rubinson MD, PhD


Guiding Patients Through Decisions in IPF: The Respiratory Therapist's Role


Speaker Information

Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPR
Joyce Lee MD, MAS [ view bio ]
Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPR


Campus to Career: Crucial Steps for Moving from Student to RRT


Speaker Information

Dana Evans MHA RRT-NPS


High Flow Nasal Cannula: Where Are We Now?


Speaker Information

Brady Scott MS RRT RRT-ACCS FAARC


August 2017 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


Speaker Information

Dina Gomaa BS, RRT, CCRC


BiLevel Ventilation Theory and Application


Speaker Information

Robert Chatburn MHHS, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Blood Gas Case Studies: What Else Do You Need to Know?


Speaker Information

Bill Malley MS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


Case Studies in Non-Invasive Ventilation: After Patient Selection


Speaker Information

Brady Scott, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC


Chronic Disease Management


Speaker Information

Tom Kallstrom MBA, RRT, FAARC


Clinical Practice Guidelines: Tools for the Respiratory Therapist


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


Home Sleep Apnea Testing


Speaker Information

Suzanne Bollig BHS, RRT, RPSGT, R.EEG.T


Implicit Bias: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You


Speaker Information

Crystal Dunlevy EdD, RRT


Interventions to Optimize Oxygenation During Mechanical Ventilation


Speaker Information

Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC


January 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


Speaker Information

Thomas Piraino RRT, FCSRT


January 2015 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


Latest Trends In Sleep Apnea Treatment


Speaker Information

Jessica Schweller RRT, RN, MS, CNP


Where Do I Fit In? The National Boards and State Licensure


Speaker Information

Brian Cayko MBA, RRT


Lung Protective Strategies in Neonatal Ventilation


Speaker Information

Martin Keszler MD


No More Quizzes, No More Books: Navigating Your Professional Life after Graduation


Speaker Information

Georgianna Sergakis PhD, RRT, FAARC


Respiratory Care: Career of a Lifetime


Speaker Information

Brian K. Walsh, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, RPFT, FAARC


Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and the Respiratory Therapist


Speaker Information

Robert Sandhaus MD, PhD, FCCP


August 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


Speaker Information

Ryan Sharkey MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS


July 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


Speaker Information

Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, CPFT, AE-C


2018 Effective Preceptors: A Panel Discussion


Speaker Information

Georgianna Sergakis, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Emilee Lamorena, MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS
Ankeet Patel, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS
Kali Watts, MS, RRT


Respiratory Care in Pulmonary Hypertension


Speaker Information

Robert Walter, MD, MPH, FCCP


Exam Prep 1A: Patient Data Evaluation-Evaluate Data in the Patient Record

This module of the Exam Prep course focuses on content area IA of the NBRC Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination Detailed Content Outline.

This module contains three (3) videos addressing the content area. Total video time for this module is approximately 1 hour and 53 minutes. To access the test for this module, you must watch all three videos in their entirety. The post test contains 10 questions from the module videos. Successful completion of this module earns 2.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Douglas Masini EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, CSE, FAARC
Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC


Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and the Evaluation of the Upper Airway Architecture

This presentation will identify the role of exercise testing in the evaluation of upper airway symptoms and the diagnostic tools available to evaluate the patient condition. This will include a discussion about flow-volume loop analysis and direct video-laryngoscopy performed during exercise.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Katrina Hynes MHA, RRT, RPFT


CRCE Through the Journal October 2018


Speaker Information


A Comparative Analysis of Ideal Body Weight Methods for Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation


Speaker Information

Michael Davis, PhD, RRT


Pursuing an Expanded Scope of Practice: Leveraging Your License to Support Your Patients


Speaker Information

Robert L. Joyner, PhD, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC


Comparison of interfaces of the delivery of non-invasive respiratory support to LBW infants


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


Just Wanting It Won’t Make It Happen…Expanding Your Respiratory Care Practice


Speaker Information

Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC


Silver coated tracheal tubes cleaned with a mechanism for secretion removal


Speaker Information

Donna Tanner, MBA, RRT, RRT-ACCS


CRCE Through the Journal November 2018


Speaker Information


Which PAP is Right for You?


Speaker Information

Jessica Schweller RRT, RN, MS, CNP


Ventilator Alarm Safety


Speaker Information

Russelle Cazares MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS
Tobey Clark MSEE, CCE


Understanding Portable Oxygen Concentrators: A Patient Driven Modality


Speaker Information

Kim Wiles, BS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


Transitioning the Neurorespiratory Patient to Home


Speaker Information

Garner Faulkner II, BSRC, RRT, AE-C


The Role of the Respiratory Therapist in Cystic Fibrosis


Speaker Information

Dabney Eidson, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS


The Role of Ethical Decision-Making in Multifaceted Emergencies


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


The Duty of a Respiratory Therapist: Professional Ethics and Licensure


Speaker Information

Joseph Goss MSJ, RRT-NPS, AE-C


The Accidental Preceptor


Speaker Information

Crystal Dunlevy EdD, RRT


Taking Charge: The RT's Role in Tracheostomy Management


Speaker Information

Julia Lawrence MSHP, RRT, RRT-NPS
Ankeet Patel MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS


A Comparative Analysis of Ideal Body Weight Methods for Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation

Bilharz JR, Wheeler CR, Walsh BK, Smallwood CD. A Comparative Analysis of Ideal Body Weight Methods for Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation. Respir Care 2018;63(9):1079-1084.


Speaker Information

Michael Davis, PhD, RRT


Respiratory Care of the Morbidly Obese Patient


Speaker Information

John Davies, MA, RRT


Respiratory Care in Pulmonary Hypertension


Speaker Information

Robert Walter, MD, MPH, FCCP


Enhancing Services and Exploring New Opportunities


Speaker Information

Enhancing Services and Exploring New Opportunities


Pulmonary Hypertension


Speaker Information

Thomas Lamphere BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, FAARC


Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease

This chapter will introduce the learner to the course and review obstructive and restrictive disease characteristics. This video is approximately 14 minutes in length. All four chapter videos must be viewed before the test will open.


Speaker Information

Curt Merriman, BA, RRT, CPFT


Pitfalls in Pediatric PFTs: Part 1

At the end of this learning activity, the learner will be able to:

Discuss indications and rationale for pulmonary function testing in patients under the age of 18 years
Identify key differences between pediatric and adult pulmonary function testing, including reference sets

This video is approximately 50 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Deborah White, RRT, RPFT, AE-C


PFT: Back to Basics


Speaker Information

Gregg Ruppel MEd, RRT, RPFT


Pediatric ARDS: Do We Have Consensus?


Speaker Information

Ira Cheifetz MD, FCCM, FAARC


Non-invasive Ventilation for the Pediatric Patient


Speaker Information

Dana Evans MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS


Medication Safety: Why Errors Occur and What RTs Can Do to Reduce the Risks


Speaker Information

Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CM


Mechanical Ventilation Waveform Analysis


Speaker Information

Carl Hinkson MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC


A prospective trial of frequent versus infrequent monitoring of endotracheal tube cuff pressures

Letvin A, Kremer P, Silver PC, Samih N, Reed-Watts P, Kollef MH. A prospective trial of frequent versus infrequent monitoring of endotracheal tube cuff pressures. Respir Care 2018;63(5):499-501.


Speaker Information

Keith Lamb, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, FCCM


Patient Survey Regarding COPD Knowledge, Treatment Experiences, and Practices With Inhalation Device

Dhand R, Mahler DA, Carlin BW, Hanania NA, Ohar JA, Pinto-Plata V, et al. Results of a Patient Survey Regarding COPD Knowledge, Treatment Experiences, and Practices With Inhalation Devices. Respir Care 2018;63(7):833-839.


Speaker Information

Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, CPFT, AE-C


Pulmonary Function Test Quality in the Elderly: A Comparison with Younger Adults

Haynes JM. Pulmonary Function Test Quality in the Elderly: A Comparison with Younger Adults. Respir Care 2014;59(1):16-21.


Speaker Information

Gregg Ruppel MEd, RRT, RPFT, FAARC


Interventions to Optimize Oxygenation During Mechanical Ventilation


Speaker Information

Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC


Improving Control of Asthma Symptoms


Speaker Information

Robert Cohn


Implementing an Asthma Disease Management Program


Speaker Information

Tim Op't Holt, EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC


Home Sleep Apnea Testing


Speaker Information

Suzanne Bollig BHS, RRT, RPSGT, R.EEG.T


High Flow Nasal Cannula: Where Are We Now?


Speaker Information

Brady Scott MS RRT RRT-ACCS FAARC


Development and Feasibility of a Home Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program with Health Coaching

Benzo RP, Kramer KM, Hoult JP, Anderson PM, Begue IM, Seifert SJ. Development and Feasibility of a Home Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program with Health Coaching. Respir Care 2018;63(2):131-140.


Speaker Information

Debbie Koehl MS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC


Welcome to the course

This video introduces the learner to the AARC and AACVPR Pulmonary Rehabiltiation Certification course.

This video is approximately 2 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Speakers and disclosures:
Gerene Bauldoff PhD, RN, FAACVPR: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Maria Buckley PhD, FAACVPR: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Brian Carlin MD: The presenter discloses relationships with Sunovion, Monaghan, GlaxoSmithKline, Nonin, and Philips Respironics, Inc.
Richard Casaburi MD, MEng, PhD: The presenter discloses relationships with Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Astra Zeneca.
Eileen Collins PhD, RN, FAACVPR: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Kent Eichenauer PsyD, FAACVPR: This presenter discloses that he is a co-author of the psychological screener, the Psychosocial Risk Factor Survey.
Kim Eppen PT, PhD: This presenter discloses a relationship with Relias Learning.
Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR: This presenter discloses a relationship with Boehringer Ingelheim.
Karen Gregory DNP, RRT, AE-C, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Janie Knipper RN, MA, AE-C, FAAR: This presenter has no relationshipos to disclose.
Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPRT: This presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Curt Merriman BA, RRT, CPFT: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Timothy Myers MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Charlotte Teneback MD: This presenter has no relationships to disclose.
Sarah Varekojis PhD, RRT, FAARC: The presenter has no relationships to disclose.


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