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Essential Practices 1

Humidification During Mechanical Ventilation: Current Trends and Controversies

By Tim Op’t Holt, EdD, R.R.T., AE-C, FAARC


Roundtable: Selecting the Optimal Humidity for your Patients Moderator

Neil MacIntyre MD, FAARC 


Critical Decisions 2

Monitoring FRC in Ventilated Patients

Alexander Adams RRT, MPH, FAARC


Panel Discussion:
The Utility of Functional Residual Capacity

Moderator:    John Marini, MD


Essential Practices 3

Trends in Noninvasive Respiratory Support: Continuum of Care High Flow Oxygen Delivery

By Jonathan Waugh PhD, RRT, RPFT


Noninvasive Ventilation

By Tim Op’t Holt EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC and William Pruitt, MBA, RRT, CPFT, AE-C 


Essential Practices 5

Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

By Teresa A. Volsko, MHHS, RRT, FAARC


Putting VAP Guidelines into Practice: Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC


Essential Practices 6

Asthma Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

By Tim Myers BS, RRT-NPS and Tim Op’t Holt EdD, RRT, FAARC


Roundtable Discussion: How do you manage your asthma patients?

Moderator: Tim Myers, BS, RRT-NPS


Essential Practices 8

Non-invasive Respiratory Support in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

By Kathleen Deakins, RRT NPS


Panel Discussion: Non-invasive Respiratory Support in NICU

Moderator: Jen-Tien Wung MD, FCCM


Essential Practices 9

Pathogens Associated with the Intensive Care Unit Environment – Considerations for the Respiratory Therapist

By John Davies, MA RRT FAARC


Panel Discussion: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and the Role of the Respiratory Therapist

Moderator: Harvey E. Marshall, MD


Essential Practices 10

Humidification During Non-Invasive Ventilation

By Richard Branson, MS, RRT, FAARC


Panel Discussion: Humidification in Non-invasive Ventilation: Clinical Practice Today.

Moderator: Richard Branson, MS, RRT, FAAR


Essential Practices 17

CDC Recommendations on Preventing VAP

Sara Hanif Mirza, MD, MS

Carl A. Kaplan, MD 


Panel Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) 

Moderator: Marin Kollef, MD

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists 

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. 

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032