Category Archives: Respiratory Therapy

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Ventilator Synchrony & NIV- Free CE for Respiratory Therapists

Patient-Ventilator Synchrony wtih NIV-What, Why, and How To Deal With It? Patient-ventilator asynchrony occurs commonly during noninvasive mechanical ventilation and interferes with effective delivery as well as safety. You will be able to determine which key strategies will help avoid … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Pain Management Series: Module 1 of 2 – The Problem of Pain

Pain Management Module I: The Problem of Pain– State the definition of pain. Discuss barriers to care and misconceptions surrounding pain management. List three physiological complications to unrelieved and/or undertreated pain. Describe clinical assessment of pain. 1.0 Free CEUs for … 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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Free CE for RT- Reducing Pressure Ulcers When Using NIV

The Pressure is On-How Respiratory Therapist and Clinicians Can Reduce HAPU When Using NIV?– Respiratory Therapists and clinicians are under growing pressure to help prevent and treat Healthcare Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPUs). Learn how implementing a strategy for mask-related HAPUs … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- New Technology and the Impact on Patient Safety

How New Technologies & Practices Will Impact Patient Safety- Identify the driving forces for patient safety in the future and list the AORN actions that address patient safety. Discuss the examples of future information technology from the presentation that improve … 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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High Flow Oxygen Therapy- Free CRCE for RT

High Flow Therapy: Mechanisms of Action– Understand the reason for limiting conventional nasal cannula therapy to low flows. Define High Flow Therapy and how it can be accomplished with a nasal cannula. Explain how the dynamics of flow through the … Continue reading

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Free CEU for RT- Heliox High Flow Therapy

High Flow Specialty Gas Delivery– Define HFT and how can it can be accomplished with a nasal cannula. Explain how the dynamics of flow through the nasopharynx improve respiratory efficiency and support work of breathing. Explain the properties of Heliox … Continue reading

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1.25 Free CEUs for RT- Preventing Post-Op Respiratory Compromise

Common, Costly and Deadly: Respiratory Compromise– Respiratory compromise (RC) is a critical postoperative complication that increases the likelihood of adverse outcomes and the cost of care. Several trials have confirmed that patient observation continues to underestimate the overall incidence of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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