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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

Clinical Foundations 20

Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure, (OPEP) Therapy
David M. Wheeler M. Ed., RRT-NPS


Clinical Foundations 16

Humidification During Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilation

By Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC
and Brian Walsh, RRT-NPS, ACCS, FAARC


Panel Discussion: Humidification During Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilation

Moderator: Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC


Clinical Foundations 14

Aerosol Therapy for Ventilator-Dependent Patients: 

Devices, Issues, Selection & Technique 



Panel Discussion: Aerosol Therapy In Spontaneously Breathing & Mechanically Ventilated Patients: Description, Selection & Issues

Moderator: Tim Myers, RRT-NPS, MBA, FAARC


Clinical Foundations 13

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications

By David A Grooms MSHS, RRT

Clinical Foundations 11

Asthma Exacerbations

By Karen Gregory, MS, APRN-BC, RRT, AE-C


Panel Discussion: Asthma Exacerbation (AE) in the Hospital

Moderator: Tim Op’t Holt, EdD, RRT, AE-C


Clinical Foundations 7

Managing COPD Exacerbations in the Hospital and Home

By David Vines, MHS, RRT, FAARC and Sandra Adams, MD, MS


Panel Discussion: Applying Comprehensive Chronic Care to Impact Acute Exacerbations of COPD

Moderator: Sandra Adams, MD, MS