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Pandemic events present multiple challenges to the health care environment and the ability of the respiratory therapist to provide mechanical ventilation to all persons in need. The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a repository of ventilators that would be used to supplement the supply currently in use by the nation’s acute care facilities. This presentation will focus on providing mechanical ventilation in mass casualty events, the respiratory therapist's role, and the SNS allocation process.
Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.
Original Broadcast Date: March 2, 2016
**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.
List the most common causes of a mass casualty respiratory failure event
Compare and contrast the ventilators in the strategic National Stockpile and triage devices for the most appropriate application
Discuss the options for preventing cross contamination during a febrile respiratory infection event
Describe the severity of respiratory failure associated with different mass casualty respiratory failure events and plan for a step wise increase in respiratory support
Understand the risk to healthcare workers and best choices for prevention
Rich Branson MSc, RRT, FAARC
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