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Celebrating Respiratory Care Week 2022


Learn about our education opportunities supporting 2022 respiratory care week
In support of the AARC and 2022 Respiratory Care Week, we are pleased to offer a special week of educational opportunities.

Take the challenge!

Register for our Respiratory Care Week Challenge and compete with other medical professionals for a chance to receive one of five fantastic learning resources. The challenge begins Wednesday, October 19 (before Respiratory Care Week officially begins) and will involve five challenges meant to test your expertise. You will have 48 hours to complete each challenge. Earn 100 points for correct answers and up to 20 additional points for speed.

Register for a LIVE webinar below!

The evolution and future of neonatal non-invasive ventilation

Event Date:
Monday, October 24, 12 PM EST

Rob DiBlasi, RRT-NPS, FAARC
Rob DiBlasi, expert researcher on the area, will share with us his experience with this mode of ventilation.

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), EMS professionals, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

Proportional modes: When and how

Event Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 12 PM EST

Irene Telias, MD
Dr. Telias will introduce the concept of proportional modes of ventilation. Proportional modes of ventilation work by amplifying the effort of the patient's respiratory muscle activity, providing the necessary support to improve the imbalance between capacity and demand and to reach the patient's ventilation goal at the same time.

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), Emergency Medical Technicians (CAPCE), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

Unplanned extubations in the neonatal intensive care unit

Event Date:
Tuesday, October 25, 2 PM EST

John Sanford, RRT
In this webinar, John Sandford will introduce the topic of unplanned extubations in the NICU, discussing its definition, and how to prevent them to obtain better clinical outcomes. He will share his experience in his busy NICU. He will also discuss the financial implications of unplanned extubations through evidence-based information, reviewing the available technical solutions.

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), Emergency Medical Services (CAPCE), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

Advances in airway management: Routine use of video-laryngoscopy

Event Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 12 PM EST

Adam Thaler, MD
Airway management is essential for patient safety. With new tools having been developed as alternatives to direct laryngoscopy and intubation, we need to consider the cost-effectiveness of them. Video-laryngoscopy has enjoyed a rapid increase in popularity and may now be considered by many as the first-line technique in airway management.

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), Emergency Medical Technicians (CAPCE), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

Tracheostomy roundtable

Event Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2 PM EST

George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
Tracheostomy care needs a multidisciplinary approach. The team from George Washington University Hospital, including responsibilities in nursing, respiratory care, and speech therapy, will share with us how they designed this group to provide their patients with the best possible management.

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), Emergency Medical Technicians (CAPCE), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

The effective usage of patient monitoring to ensure optimal patient safety

Event Date:
Thursday, October 27, 12 PM EST

Harold Julius A. Oglesby, MBA, BSPS, RRT  
Harold Oglesby has been applying remote monitoring technologies to his patients for decades. In this webinar he will discuss the safe and effective use of different types of patient monitors to make sure that our patients are safe in our facilities. He will describe the importance of patient monitoring and the shortfall of spot-checking SpO2

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), Emergency Medical Technicians (CAPCE), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

Assessment for deterioration of the hospitalized patient

Event Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2 PM EST

Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN
Multimodality monitoring is a concept well understood in the acute care space of our hospitals. However, in the med-surg areas of the hospital, this is a concept that is not a standard of care, especially when it comes to following the data received from the different monitors used there. Dr. Jungquist a nurse who has dedicated most of her career to optimize the care of patients in this area, will present her experience on this topic.

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), Emergency Medical Services (CAPCE), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

A practical solution to reduce OIRD by implementation of continuous capnography at the bedside

Event Date:
Friday, October 28, 12 PM EST

Paul Milligan, PharmD
Join us for a webinar and discover how experienced healthcare facilities have successfully implemented capnography monitoring and developed protocols and guidelines to help maintain patient safety. Dr. Milligan, PharmD, System Medication Safety Pharmacist for BJC HealthCare, a diverse 12 hospital system located in St. Louis, Missouri, will share their experience after implementing a program to identify and monitor patients at risk of respiratory compromise.

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese

CE Accreditation: Nurses (CBN), Respiratory Therapists (AARC), Emergency Medical Technicians (CAPCE), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (B Credit)

Additional Resources

Medical Education Podcast

Our MedEd podcast provides brief, interview-style discussions with clinical experts and is designed to teach safe and effective use of different therapies. Topics include airway monitoring in the NICU, challenges of airway management, and more.
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