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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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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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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- 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 CRCE for Respiratory Therapists: Non-lnvasive Ventilation in the Home Setting

COURSE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE Non-invasive Ventilation in the Home– Treatment of chronic respiratory failure with non-invasive ventilation in the home has increased over the past decade. With the development of nasal ventilation, it is much easier and cost-effective for … Continue reading

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Ventilator Waveforms- Application, Interpretation, & Trending

THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE Clinical Application of Ventilator Waveforms and Trending- Identify components of ventilator waveforms. Recognize at least three abnormal scalar and two abnormal loop waveforms. Identify patient-ventilator asynchrony and describe two ways to improve synchrony. Describe … Continue reading

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VentilatorBasics for Nursing- 1 Free CEU

Ventilator Basics for the Non-Respiratory Therapist – Explain the closed position function of the Passy-Muir Valve. Identify four commonly used modes of mechanical ventilation. Describe the optimum ventilation modes for Passy-Muir in-line valve application. Define ventilator terms, e.g., FiO2, VT, … Continue reading

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Free CEUs for RT & ST- Pediatric Ventilator Application of Passy-Muir Valves

Pediatric Ventilator Application of Passy-Muir Valves- Review the benefits of early intervention and PM valve use on the mechanically ventilated pediatric patient. Identify the PM valves, accessories, and adaptors that are typically used for pediatric circuit connections. Understand how to … Continue reading

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Ventilator Basics- Free ASHA Ceus

Ventilator Basics for the Non-Respiratory Therapist – Explain the closed position function of the Passy-Muir Valve. Identify four commonly used modes of mechanical ventilation. Describe the optimum ventilation modes for Passy-Muir in-line valve application. Define ventilator terms, e.g., FiO2, VT, … Continue reading

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