Category Archives: Respiratory Therapy

Free CEUs approved by AART, AARC

Free CEU for Respiratory Therapists- Ventilation Challenges in Critical Care Transport

Ventilation Challenges in Critical Care Transport- The goal of transferring a critically ill patient to a tertiary referral center is to stabilize the patient and improve long term outcome. The transport itself must be as safe as possible, without posing … Continue reading

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AARC Tracheostomy Guidelines- Free CEU for Respiratory Therapy

Tracheostomy Care in the Home- Training the caregiver and patient in proper suction technique is critical to successful suctioning. We will review airway anatomy and AARC guidelines for suctioning. We will also discuss tracheostomy history, tracheotomy procedures, patient care needs and … Continue reading

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Prevention Strategies for Reducing Cross Contamination of Medical Equipment- Free CEU for RT

Where the Microbes are Lurking: Preventing Cross Contamination Via Medical Equipment- List the pathogens linked to transmission from medical equipment. Describe the financial and clinical implications of contamination of medical equipment. Discuss the prevention strategies for reducing risk of transmission including use of … Continue reading

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NIV & Use in Pediatric Patients- Free CEUs for RTs

Using Noninvasive Treatment to Manage Respiratory Distress in Pediatric Patients- Respiratory distress is a common reason for visits to the emergency department. Intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation are critical interventions, but there are definite risks associated with this treatment. In appropriately … Continue reading

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NIV: Different Pathologies, Different Approaches- Free CEUs for RT

How do I set my ventilator for NIV? Different Pathologies, Different Approaches- Understand the “Golden Four” associate with noninvasive ventilation. Discuss hypercapnic acute respiratory failure and the studies supporting treatment with noninvasive ventilation. Discuss hypoxemic acute respiratory failure and the … Continue reading

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2 Free CEUs for RT- Waste Anesthetic Gas Exposure

Waste Anesthetic Gases (WAGs) among Employees in the Healthcare Industry- The scavenging of waste anesthetic gases (WAGs) is recommended by every professional organization and government agency involved with anesthesia to reduce occupational exposure to health care personnel. WAGs in health care … Continue reading

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How To Improve NIV Success- Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

How to Improve NIV Success- This lecture describes different pathologies typically associated with noninvasive ventilation. Dr. Nava explains the difference between Hypercapnic ARF and Hypoxemia ARF and how they should be treated with noninvasive ventilation. Understanding how to choose the right … Continue reading

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Non-Invasive Ventilation Therapy- Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapy

Can all patients benefit from NIV? This lecture describes is to inform clinicians of the various studies and patient diseases types associated with NIV. Dr. Nava explains the literature and the relevance of the studies. 1. Understanding the disease process … Continue reading

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Bloodborne Pathogens- Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

Evaluating the Risks of Bloodborne Pathogens -Percutaneous injuries continue to be a major concern in the healthcare environment where employees are exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs). Needlestick injuries (NSIs) resulting in exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials pose a … Continue reading

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Free RT CEUs- Ventilator Synchrony & PAV

Advanced Patient Synchrony and Proportional Assist Ventilation - The cost of providing care to critically ill patients in the US consumes roughly 1% of the gross national product. Contributing to this economic burden are patients admitted to the ICU requiring mechanical … Continue reading

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Extubation: Evidence-Based Practice- Free CRCE for RTs

Mechanical Ventilation Liberation- One-third of all patients in ICUs require mechanical ventilation support, and timely discontinuation of ventilatory support is critical. Delays in this process can unnecessarily increase a patient’s risk for infection and other complications. Alternatively, premature withdrawal of mechanical ventilation can … Continue reading

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2 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists- Bioethics

Bioethics in Healthcare- Describe the legal and medical terminology used in bioethics. List organizations that are concerned with ethical standards in healthcare. Describe the history and evolution of bioethics. 2.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

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Free Respiratory CEUs- Adherence to Prescribed Inhaled Therapies

Adherence to Chronic Inhaled Therapies- Discuss the impact of nonadherence on health outcomes, including pulmonary exacerbations and lung function. Describe the challenges of accurately assessing for medication nonadherence. Identify risk factors for nonadherence and strategies for supporting patients to improve … Continue reading

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Successful PAP Titrations- Free Sleep CEUs

Bilevel Titration Made Easy For Technologist and Patient – In this course we will review the key elements that lead to successful PAP titrations, identify when bilevel therapy is indicated, overcome bilevel titration challenges and recognize the multiple benefits of … Continue reading

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Infection Prevention for Respiratory Therapists- Free CME

Prevention of Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLA_BSIs) associated with arterial Catheters- Discuss the recent literature comparing infection rates with arterial and central venous catheters. Describe the CDC recommendations on arterial catheters with special emphasis on catheter-related infection. Discuss the consequences for … Continue reading

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HAI & Ventilated Patients- Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

Protecting the Ventilated Patient from Hospital-Acquired Infections- Discuss the impact of HAI on health care cost and outcomes. Describe criteria to diagnosis VAP and define VAC, & IVAC. Discuss strategies to minimize HAI in MV patients and their associated evidence. … Continue reading

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Capnography- Free Respiratory CEUs

Capnography- This program is designed to provide an introduction to the use of capnography, the measurement of end-tidal CO2. (ETCO2). As an integral tool to assist the clinician with in-depth patient assessment ETCO2 monitoring provides a breathby-breath assessment of the … Continue reading

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Free Sleep CEUs- Obesity & Sleep Apnea

NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Obesity and OSA: An Expanding Epidemic- Learn about the relationship between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the overall effect on an individual’s health. 1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Technicians   This course also offers Free … Continue reading

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