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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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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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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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