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A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices-4th ed.




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.**
2020


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


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CRCE Through the Journal February 2019


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CRCE Through the Journal March 2019


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CRCE Through the Journal December 2018


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Student Success: Optimizing Your Professional Settings


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Moderator: Georgianna Sergakis, PhD, RRT, CTTS, AE-C, FAARC
Panel:
Jasmine Brown, MS, RRT-ACCS, CHSE,
Michal Graca, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, and
Margarete Pierce, MS, RRT, CPFT


Reducing Harm from Respiratory Depression Associated with Opioids


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Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CPPS, CM


Respiratory Care of the Morbidly Obese Patinet


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John Davies, MA, RRT


March 2017 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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


A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices- 4th Edition


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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


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Sam Giordano MBA, RRT, FAARC


Clinician's Guide to Treating Tobacco Dependence


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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


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Richard Kallet, MS, RRT, FAARC


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


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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.


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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


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


Telehealth and the Respiratory Therapist: A Perfect Partnership


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Brooke Yeager MSc, RRT


Transitioning the Neurorespiratory Patient to Home


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Garner Faulkner II, BSRC, RRT, AE-C


Understanding Portable Oxygen Concentrators: A Patient Driven Modality


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Kim Wiles, BS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


Understanding Sleep Apnea


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Antonio Stigall


VAP to VAE-Implications for the Respiratory Therapist


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


Which PAP is Right for You?


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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


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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.


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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


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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.**


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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.


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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


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Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CM


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


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David Vines PhD(c) RRT FAARC


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


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Kathleen Deakins, MSHA, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Palliative Care and the Respiratory Therapist


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


Patient Education: More Than Telling Patients About Their Condition


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


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


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Jon Inkrott RRT-ACCS


Preventing Respiratory Depression from Opioids


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


Pulmonary Hypertension


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


Enhancing Services and Exploring New Opportunities


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Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPR


Disruptive Behavior - A Threat to Patient Safety


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David Gourley MHA, RRT, FAARC


Quality in Pulmonary Function Testing


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Steven Nelson, MS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


Ebola Virus Disease and Implications for Respiratory Care


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Lewis Rubinson MD, PhD


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


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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


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Dana Evans MHA RRT-NPS


High Flow Nasal Cannula: Where Are We Now?


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Brady Scott MS RRT RRT-ACCS FAARC


August 2017 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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Dina Gomaa BS, RRT, CCRC


BiLevel Ventilation Theory and Application


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Robert Chatburn MHHS, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


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


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Bill Malley MS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


Case Studies in Non-Invasive Ventilation: After Patient Selection


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


Chronic Disease Management


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Tom Kallstrom MBA, RRT, FAARC


Clinical Practice Guidelines: Tools for the Respiratory Therapist


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


Home Sleep Apnea Testing


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


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


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Crystal Dunlevy EdD, RRT


Interventions to Optimize Oxygenation During Mechanical Ventilation


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Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC


January 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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Thomas Piraino RRT, FCSRT


January 2015 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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


Latest Trends In Sleep Apnea Treatment


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Jessica Schweller RRT, RN, MS, CNP


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


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Brian Cayko MBA, RRT


Lung Protective Strategies in Neonatal Ventilation


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Martin Keszler MD


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


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Georgianna Sergakis PhD, RRT, FAARC


Respiratory Care: Career of a Lifetime


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


Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and the Respiratory Therapist


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Robert Sandhaus MD, PhD, FCCP


August 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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Ryan Sharkey MSc, RRT, RRT-NPS


July 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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


2018 Effective Preceptors: A Panel Discussion


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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


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Robert Walter, MD, MPH, FCCP


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.


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Katrina Hynes MHA, RRT, RPFT


CRCE Through the Journal October 2018


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


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Michael Davis, PhD, RRT


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


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


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


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


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


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Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC


Silver coated tracheal tubes cleaned with a mechanism for secretion removal


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Donna Tanner, MBA, RRT, RRT-ACCS


CRCE Through the Journal November 2018


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Chronic Disease Management


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Tom Kallstrom MBA, RRT, FAARC


Finding your WHY: Forging your Path to an Engaging Career


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Moderator: Georgianna Sergakis, PhD, RRT, FAARC. Presenters: Joseph Ariale Jr, RRT and Mandy De Vries, RRT


Evaluating Endotracheal Tube Depth in Infants Less than One Kilogram


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Dana Evans MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS


Dealing with Difficult People


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Scott Reistad BA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


CRCE Through the Journal April 2019


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Dealing with Difficult People


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Scott Reistad BA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


VAE vs VAP: Different by Design


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Michael Klompas MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA


The Clinician's Guide to PAP Adherence


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Karen Allen CRT, RPGST
Suzanne Bollig BHS, RRT, RPGST, R.EEG.T
Paul Seleky MD, FAARC
Thomas Smalling PhD, RRT, RPFT, RPGST, FAARC


September 2017 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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Douglas Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


March 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast


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Presented by Karsten Roberts MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS


Current Evidence in APRV for Trauma Patients


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Carl Hinkson MS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC


Mass Casualty Ventilation and the Strategic Nation


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Rich Branson MSc, RRT, FAARC


Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Asthma

This presentation will focus on the pathophysiology of asthma and necessary diagnostic procedures. ATS/ERS guidelines for the standardization of spirometry are attached to supplement the information in this presentation.


Speaker Information

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


Welcome

California RCPs have a requirement for a course on California law and ethics. This course satisfies the requirement for the Respiratory Care Board of California.

This course will introduce and discuss basic ethical principles applicable to the delivery of healthcare and review the laws and regulations governing the practice of respiratory care in the state of California. After reviewing background information for each topic, the learner will apply the principles presented by studying scenarios and responding to questions that assess his/her mastery of the content. The learner will then document his/her content mastery by passing a summative examination to complete the course requirements.

The welcome video is approximately 5 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

The presenters disclose the following conflicts of interest:

Cheri Bate: no relationships to disclose
Joe Goss: no relationships to disclose
Tom Lamphere: no relationships to disclose
Shawna Strickland: no relationships to disclose


Welcome

This course will introduce and discuss basic ethical principles applicable to the delivery of healthcare. After reviewing background information for each topic, the learner will apply the principles presented by studying scenarios and responding to questions that assess his/her mastery of the content. The learner will then document his/her content mastery by passing a summative examination to complete the course requirements.

The welcome video is approximately 5 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

The presenters disclose the following conflicts of interest:

Cheri Bate: no relationships to disclose
Joe Goss: no relationships to disclose
Tom Lamphere: no relationships to disclose
Shawna Strickland: no relationships to disclose


Introduction to Congenital Heart Defects

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

Discuss the prevalence and incidence of congenital heart defects in the United States
Explain the differences between fetal cardiac anatomy/blood flow pattern to that of the adult (post-fetal transition)
Identify pertinent patient assessment outcomes that indicate potential congenital heart defect in the neonatal patient
Recommend diagnostic tests to detect a congenital heart defect in the neonatal population

This video is approximately 32 minutes in length.


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Travis Vesel MD, FCCM


Course Introduction

Welcome to the AARC’s Clinician Training on Tobacco Dependence for the Respiratory Therapist. This course was funded by a grant from the Independent Grants for Learning & Change at Pfizer, Inc.

Brand names of products may be used as examples of available medications or technology. No endorsement of any one product or device is intended. The course faculty discloses no conflicts related to this course.

The goal of this course is to increase the proficiency of respiratory therapists in the 5A’s (and AAR) model and in pharmacotherapy recommendations by utilizing modules specifically designed for respiratory therapists. The course content is supported by the 2014 AARC publication “Clinician’s Guide to Treating Tobacco Dependence.”

The video in this module is approximately 5 minutes in length.

This chapter is followed by a pre-test so that you can check your knowledge prior to the course. This pre-test is not graded and does not affect your course outcomes.


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Sleep Medicine Update 2014: To Infinity and Beyond


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Karla Smith BHS, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, R. EEG T., FAARC


Stabilization and Resuscitation of the Pediatric Trauma Patient


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Joe Hylton, BSRC, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, NREMT-P, FAARC, FCCM


The Accidental Preceptor


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Crystal Dunlevy EdD, RRT


The COPD National Action Plan: Where did it come from & what does it mean to respiratory therapists?


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Frank Salvatore Jr., MBA, RRT, FAARC


The Duty of a Respiratory Therapist: Professional Ethics and Licensure


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Joseph Goss MSJ, RRT-NPS, AE-C


The Respiratory Therapist's Role in Preventing Healthcare Acquired Infections


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Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


The Role of Ethical Decision-Making in Multifaceted Emergencies


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


Theories of Ethical Decision Making in Respiratory Therapy


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John Hughes


Ventilator Alarm Safety


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


Health Care Infrastructure and Economics

This chapter describes health care delivery systems in place throughout the world with a focus on the economic drivers of health care reform in the US and the strategies and programs that may best serve patients in the years ahead.


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Garry Kauffman MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC


A LOTT of Oxygen: An Update


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Jerry Krishnan MD, PhD


Overview of Respiratory Care Research and Ethics

This chapter provides an overview of the motives and ethics for research in Respiratory Care. It also introduces the scientific method and illustrates methods to develop a study idea.


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Robert Chatburn MHHS, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


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