Category Archives: Respiratory Therapy

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Free CE for RT- Waste Anesthesia Gases: Risks and Prevention Strategies

Waste Anesthesia Gases in the Healthcare Environment: Risks and Prevention Strategies– Describe the health consequences from chronic low dose exposure to waste anesthetic gases. List the availability of scavenging to minimize exposures to waste anesthetic gases. Identify government agencies to … Continue reading

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1.0 Free CE for Sleep Techs- CPAP Titration Guide

CPAP Titration Guide for Optimal Patient Outcomes Identify the facets of a successful titration, Identify and differentiate sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) events and waveforms. Recognize and overcome CPAP titration challenges. Recognize the multiple benefits of a successful titration. 1.0 Free CEUs … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Zika Virus: The Pandemic Threat

Zika: The Pandemic Threat– Zika, a mosquitoborne viral infection, is the most recent of four arboviruses (arthropodborne viral diseases) that have spread to the Western Hemisphere in the last 20 years. It follows the dengue virus, which became re-established in … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Rapid Response Teams: Consensus and Controversy

In-Hospital Resuscitation:Early Intervention and Rescue- Rapid Response Systems:Consensus and Controversy– Of the more than 300,000 cardiac arrests that occur annually in the United States, survival rates are typically less than 10% for out-of-hospital events and less than 20% for in-hospital … Continue reading

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Clostridium Difficile: Complications and Prevention- Free CE for RT

The New Clostridium Difficile: Pathogenicity, Complications, and Prevention– Identify conditions that make C diff (CDI) a successful pathogen. List complications associated with infections (CDI). Discuss reservoirs for nosocomial transmission. Describe best practices for transmission prevention. 1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Quality of Life on a Mechanical Ventilator

Achieving Quality of Life on a Mechanical Ventilator– With recent changes in healthcare, patients requiring long-term mechanical ventilation are being discharged to their homes sooner than in past years.1 A patient’s quality of life may change a little or in many … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Sedation & Asynchrony

The Link Between Sedation & Asynchrony– While ventilation may be a life-saving tool for critically ill patients, it can also be an uncomfortable experience due to the invasiveness of the tubing, and mismatches (or “asynchronies”) between the patient’s demand for … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT: Managing Critically Ill Neonatal Patients- Ventilation of ELBW Infants

Challenges in Ventilation of Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Infants: Managing critically ill neonatal patients using various ventilation practices- The World Health Organization and the March of Dimes estimate that 15 million infants are born premature each year, accounting for … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Excercise-Induced Asthma

Exercise-Induced Asthma: Treatment and Management– Exercise-induced asthma (EIA), also known as exercise induced bronchoconstriction, is a disorder in which respiratory distress is associated with histamine release. The disorder is often triggered by some form of aerobic exercise and may last anywhere … Continue reading

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Capnographic Monitoring- 2.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists

Rationales and Applications for Capnography Monitoring During Conscious Sedation Explore drivers of change for basic anesthetic monitoring. Discuss capnography as a strategy for promotion of patient safety. Evaluate barriers to implementation of capnographic monitoring. 2.0  Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists … 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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Evidence-based Oral Care Interventions to Prevent HAP & VAP- Free CEUs for RT

Roadmap to HAP & VAP: Neglecting Oral Care– Discuss prevalence and consequences of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (HAP & VAP). Describe how the mouths of critically ill patients undergo radical changes to become reservoirs of pathogens. Identify the means … Continue reading

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2.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapy: Preventing VAP- New CDC Recommendations

CDC Recommendations on Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)– Mechanical ventilation is required in up to 50% of all critically ill patients during their hospital course. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is not uncommon and is known to be associated with increased morbidity, mortality and length … Continue reading

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Capnography: Principles & Application- Free CE for RT

Capnography: Principles and Application – Capnography, the monitoring of ETCO2 and the capnographic waveform is currently used in many areas of the hospital. Understanding the clinical application of CO2 monitoring is important when utilizing this technology. This presentation will describe … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Efficient And Effective New Patient Setups

Achieving Compliance with First Class Setups Save time and reduce costs associated with new patient setups. This course will provide an overview of how to make new patient setups more efficient and effective. This course is approved by the AARC, … Continue reading

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Early Detection of Respiratory Depression- Free CE for RT

Early Detection of Respiratory Depression – Respiratory depression (RD) is a feared complication in patients undergoing intravenous or epidural patient-controlled analgesia for the treatment of postoperative pain. Adequate monitoring provides a unique opportunity to clinicians to detect early signs of … Continue reading

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Free CE for RT- Pain Management Series: Module 2 of 2 – Pain Management Program

Pain Management Module II of II- Pain Management Program Name a strong opioid that has no active metabolites. Identify two adverse effects from PCA analgesia. Define PCA by proxy. List three benefits of Programmed Intermittent Bolus medication administration. Identify a … Continue reading

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