Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2020
Among the consequences of intubation and mechanical ventilation are the untoward effects on secretion clearance. Standard of care management of secretion clearance includes humidification and suctioning of the airway to prevent atelectasis, improve ventilation and reduce the development of infection. This presentation covers the use of techniques to remove secretions by simulating a cough, physical techniques to mobilize secretions and new methods for maintaining the airway secretion free. Secretion clearance techniques should never be performed routinely, and the methods used to determine when secretion clearance is required will be reviewed. Management of secretions in the ventilated patient are the purview of the respiratory therapists, the person at the bedside with the knowledge to evaluate the need for secretion clearance, implement the best therapy and monitor the outcome. Lecturer: Richard Branson, MSc, RRT, FAARC. This presentation is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.
**This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the post-video test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2020 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. ITEM# CT20202