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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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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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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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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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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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2 Free CEUs for RTs- Nebulizer Treatment Techniques for Vent Patients

Aerosol Therapy for Ventilator-Dependent Patients: Devices, Issues, Selection & Technique- Reviews choosing the right device based on the medication to be administered, knowing what particle size will be produced over what period of time, then determining how aspects of mechanical … Continue reading

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