Category Archives: Respiratory Therapy

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Free CEU for Respitatory Therapists- Limits & Benefits of Ambulatory O2

Ambulatory Oxygen Choices for Your Patients- Among the choices for ambulatory oxygen, there are benefits and limitations to each system available. We will look at those issues to make informed choices for your patients. 1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists  … Continue reading

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2.0 Free CEUs for RT- VAP & Other Complications Related To Tracheostomy

Fighting VAP one step at a time: Early mobility for the ventilated patient/Tracheostomy: Do we need to be concerned about the complications?- With the introduction of VAP prevention bundles by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), critical care units have … Continue reading

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NIV Review & Update- Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

NIV  Update: Literature Review – Current practices are and the application of NIV ultimately relating it to the current literature. To answer the why we do what we do and how to apply NIV successfully. Review recent literature related to … Continue reading

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Successful Treatment of Sleep Apnea: Using the Right Equipment- Free Sleep CEU

Right Pressure + Right Mask = Successful Treatment- Identify different types of masks. Describe when and why different masks are used including features and benefits of each. Assist the patient to pick the best interface to make the therapy work. Discuss … Continue reading

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Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists- Pediatric Tracheostomy

Pediatric Tracheostsomy and Use of the Passy Muir Valve® •Identify the timing and indications of pediatric tracheostomy. •Review the physiological impact of tracheostomy on development and the positive impact of the Passy-Muir valve on functions of the upper airway. •Present … Continue reading

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Monitoring Respiratory Depression- Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

Early Detection of Respiratory Depression: Using the Best Monitoring Strategies- Define sedation and opioid-induced respiratory depression (RD) Discuss the current status of monitoring for RD. Discuss the impact of procedural sedation and analgesia in the incidence of respiratory depression. Describe … Continue reading

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Rehab for the Tracheostomy & Ventilator Patient- Free CEU for ST

‘Yes You Can!’ Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation for the Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patient- “Pulmonary rehab” is commonly associated with stable outpatients, for example COPD patients who come to the hospital 3 days per week for therapy. However, current research is showing that early … Continue reading

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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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7 Free CEUs for Nurses & RTs- Asthma Management

Asthma Management Program- Facts about Asthma. Myths about Asthma. Assessment and Monitoring. Diagnosis and Severity of Asthma. Measurement of Lung Function Control of Environmental Factors. Environmental Allergens. Irritants and other factors. Pharmacologic Management, Pathophysiology. Bronchodialator medication. Anti-inflammatory medication. Patient Education. Partnership … Continue reading

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Educating Adults- Free CEU for Respiratory Therapists

Adults Want to Learn- Educators need to explore the dynamics of teaching adults effectively by examining the special ways adults learn and incorporate new information. They must familiarize themselves with the principles of adult learning and how adults learn. Managers … Continue reading

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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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