The OPEN FORUM at the AARC Congress is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience the results of scientific studies performed by their colleagues. Abstracts and posters of their work are presented in a symposium format that encourages discussion and interactions among investigators and observers. Indeed, some attendees refer to the OPEN FORUM as the most significant event at the Congress. The RESPIRATORY CARE journal is proud to present this year’s 20 OPEN FORUM Symposia. Once again respiratory care professionals have stepped forward and analyzed the things they do with critical eyes. We encourage you to review all the abstracts in the October issue of RESPIRATORY CARE. Come to the Congress and experience an OPEN FORUM symposium!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

OPEN FORUM #1: Aerosols/Drugs – Part I

12:30 pm – 2:25 pm

•  Perioperative Use Of An Anesthesia Ventilator For Aerosolized Vasodilator: The Role Of Respiratory Care—Sherwin Morgan, Chicago  IL

•  Adherence Of Prescribed MDI Bronchodilator Doses By Respiratory Therapists On Mechanically Ventilated Patients—Onesimus Henry, Mobile AL

•  Probiotic Adjunctive Supplementation In Surgical Critical Care—Roger Reichenbach RRT, Detroit  MI

•  Delivery Of Albuterol By Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhaler And Jet Nebulizer Via Mask With High Flow Nasal Cannula In Place Reduces Aerosol Delivery—Mahmood Alalwan MSc, Atlanta GA

•  On-Time Availability Of Metered Dose Inhalers: A Quality Project Completed By Respiratory Care And Pharmacy To Ensure Medication Is Available In A Timely Fashion—Amelia Lowell, Phoenix AZ

•  Medication Compatibility: Implications For Combination Therapy—Christopher Russian MEd, San Marcos TX

•  Cost-Benefit Analysis Of A Dosimetric Nebulizer Using Circulaire And A Traditional Vixone Nebulizer—Nwakaego Okere MS, Riverdale GA

•  A Retrospective Look At The Response Of Patients To Inhaled Epoprostenol (Flolan) Nebulized With An Aeroneb Solo As Compared To Nitric Oxide—Tim France, Norfolk VA

•  Evaluation Of Aerosolized Milrinone Through A Ventilator Breathing Circuit From A Vibrating-Mesh Nebulizer—Michael Luethge, Omaha NE

•  Efficiency Of Aerosol Delivery Devices In Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Artificial Airways—Arzu Ari PhD CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA

•  Comparisons Of The RAM Cannula With High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) On Aerosol Drug Delivery In A Simulated Neonatal Lung Model—Arzu Ari PhD CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA

•  Comparison Of Albuterol Delivery Using Two Different Nebulizer Positions During High Frequency Oscillation And Continuous Positive Expiratory Pressure In A Spontaneous Breathing Adult Lung Model—Robert Harwood, Atlanta GA

•  A Comparison Of Metered Dose Inhaler Drug Delivery And Placement With And Without The Neoflow Sensor—Lisa Tyler MSM, Cherry Hill NJ

•  Enhanced Aerosol Drug Delivery Via Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer During Non-Invasive Ventilation—Michael McPeck RRT FAARC, Long Beach CA

•  Meta-Analysis Of The Impact Of Statins On The Mortality And The Exacerbation Rate Of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease—Alexandros Mathioudakis, Macclesfield Cheshire United Kingdom 

•  The Effect Of Four Aerosol Delivery Techniques On Aerosol Deposition—Khaled Alqahtani, Mobile AL

•  Effects Of Bypass Heat-And-Moisture Exchanger On Aerosol Output During Mechanical Ventilation—Andy Doan, Mobile AL

OPEN FORUM #2: Education - Part I

12:30 pm – 2:25 pm

•  The Demand And Helpful Of Interdisciplinary Learning Training Course For Novice Registered Respiratory Therapist—Chia-Chen Chu MS SRRT FAARC, Taichung Taiwan 

•  Student Performance After Use Of An Oxygen Therapy Computer-Based Learning Module—Kimber Haug BSRT, Youngstown OH

•  The Impact Of Completing Authentic Tasks On The Development Of Critical Thinking Skills—Nancy Colletti PhD, Kettering OH

•  The Structure And Implementation Of Respiratory Therapy Orientation For Clinical Staff In Acute Care Hospitals—Kimberly Johnson MS, Columbus OH

•  Respiratory Care Student Employment Decisions And Experiences With Horizontal Violence Behaviors In The Clinical Setting—Crystal Cosper MEd RRT, Moore OK

•  Are Pre-Clinical Workshop Days Beneficial In Preparing Respiratory Care Students For Clinical Rotations—Mary Skowronski MEd RRT, Parma OH

•  COPD Screening By Respiratory Therapy Students At The YMCA Senior Expo—Georgianna Sergakis PhD, Columbus OH

•  COPD Screening And Health Coaching For Clients At The YMCA Senior Expo—Georgianna Sergakis PhD, Columbus OH

•  A Pilot Study Of Patient-Centered COPD Education: Effect On Disease Knowledge And Hospital Readmission—Kevin Hall BSRC, Columbus OH

•  Opinions Of Respiratory Therapists On Their Work Experience As Clinical Preceptors—Susan Rugano, Mobile AL

•  Determining The Level Of Alcohol Poisoning Awareness Among Undergraduates At The Ohio State University—Crystal Dunlevy EdD, Columbus OH

•  The Implementation Of An In-School Education Program For Children With Asthma Developed By Respiratory Therapy Students—Kitty Hernlen, Augusta GA

•  Death Anxiety Among Respiratory Care Students—Kevin Collins MSc RRT RPFT AE-C, San Marcos TX

•  The Effects Of Insufflation Catheter Size On Pressure And Volume Within A Test Lung When Performing The Apnea Test—Nicholas Henry MS, Round Rock TX

•  RT-ICU Resource Enhances Multidisciplinary Team Approach And Improves Ventilator Outcomes: A Retrospective Study 2008-2011—Emmanuel Rivera, San Leandro CA

•  Hooked On Hookah: An Emerging Social Smoking Trend Among College Students—Mary Martinasek PhD RRT-NPS AE-C, Tampa FL

•  Information Site For Staff Resource—Donald Pearman, San Diego CA

OPEN FORUM #3: Airways Care

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm

•  Using Oral Care Policy To Reduce Or Prevent Ventilator Associated Pneumonia In The Long Term Acute Care Hospital Setting—Cheri Duncan, Kaufman TX

•  The Assessment Of Cuff Pressure Measurements Utilizing Three Clinical Techniques—Christopher Russian MEd, San Marcos TX

•  Modeling Of Respiratory Anatomical Effects On Expiratory Airflow And Acoustics In Human Nasal Airways—Jinxiang Xi PhD, Little Rock AR

•  Adherence Of Recommended Procedure For Acapella Therapy By Respiratory Therapists—Vincent Mwavu, Mobile AL

•  Predicting Re-Intubation In Patients Who Self Extubate In The ICU—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA

•  Bench Study Of The SonarMed AirWave To Detect Fixed Airway Obstructions At Varying Locations Within An Endotracheal Tube—Charline Don RRT, San Diego CA

•  SonarMed AirWave Ability To Monitor Endotracheal Tube Displacement When Used During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation—Anamaria Booker, San Diego CA

•  Comparison Between Standard And Empiric Spirotiger Setup In Patients With Cystic Fibrosis—Simone Gambazza MSc, Firenze Italy 

•  The Outcome Of 2,499 Out-Of-Operating Room Endotracheal Intubations At A Large Urban Medical Center—Stacey Milligan, Seattle WA

•  Effect Of Mean Airway Pressure On Intracuff Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure In An Artificial Airway Model—William LeTourneau, Edina MN

•  Bench Evaluation Of A Novel Tracheostomy Speech Device—John Emberger Jr RRT, Newark DE

•  Characteristics Of High Flow Oxygen Delivery In Critical Care, A Review Of Patient Data Collection Over A One Year Period In A Tertiary Medical Center—Edward Boroda MHA RRT, Burlington MA

•  Speed Of Moving Oral Endotracheal Tubes Using Various Securing Devices—Daniel Fisher MS RRT, Boston MA

•  Intubation Success Rate Using Glidescope Video Laryngoscope In Pediatric Critical Care Transport—Stacy Manus, Akron OH

•  A Retrospective Review Of Tracheostomy Decannulation Practices Among Medical Specialties—Lindsey Kreisher, Durham NC

•  Biomass Burning During Sugarcane Harvesting Is Marked Harmful For Nasal Mucosa Of Sugarcane Workers And Residents Of Urban Areas That Surround The Burning Fields—Naomi Nakagawa PT MSc PhD, São Paulo Brazil 

•  Evaluation Of The Various Tube Securing Methods To Stabilize An Oral Endotracheal Tube Subjected To A Tug—Daniel Fisher MS RRT, Boston MA

OPEN FORUM #4: Diagnostics/Sleep/Pulmonary Rehab

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm

•  Creation, Implementation And Evaluation Of Secretion Clearance And Bronchodilator Protocol—Peter Saunders, Pasadena MD

•  The Impact Of A Reminder Phone Call On No-Show Rates Of Patients Scheduled For Pulmonary Function Testing—Bonnie Gehlert, Rolla MO

•  Development And Implementation Of A Process Improvement Plan For Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Targeted Screening—John Rinck MM RRT, Lansing MI

•  The Results Of An Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Policy Change On Elevated CO2 Levels In School—Kitty Hernlen, Augusta GA

•  The Effects Of Abnormal Blood Pressure On Arterial Sampler Filling Times—Aaron Cortes, Columbus OH

•  Nasal-Pharyngeal Tissue Compliance And Airflow Patten During Tidal Breathing Using Real-Time MRI And Computational Fluid Dynamics—Jinxiang Xi PhD, Little Rock AR

•  Comparison Of Mean Expired CO2 Measurements Using The Event Inspiration 7i Ventilator Volumetric Capnography vs The Respironics NiCO2 Monitor—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

•  Accuracy Of Resting Energy Expediture Calculated By A Modification Of The Abbreviated Weir Equation In Mechanically Ventilated Adult ICU Patients—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

•  Barcode Scanning: Does It Reduce Errors Made During Point Of Care Testing? —Jenni Raake MBA RRT-NPS, Cincinnati OH

•  Supranormal Pulmonary Function Testing Values In A Military Population—Michael Morris MD, Fort Sam Houston TX

•  Patient Adherence To Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure——Tim Op't Holt EdD RRT AE-C FAARC, Mobile AL

•  Effect Of Patient Contact Time On Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Compliance Rates For Patients Diagnosed With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) —Juli Bolterman BSRC, Lancaster CA

•  Sleep Patterns Of Young Adults On The Autism Spectrum—Tamara Douglass-Burton MS RRT RPSGT, Towson MD

•  Improving Trauma Patient Outcomes Through Additional Pulmonary Hygiene Interventions—Christopher McCormick RRT, Morgantown WV

•  How Do Respiratory Therapists Discuss Smoking Cessation With Their Patients At The Bedside—Deborah Patten MA, Highland Heights KY

•  Improving Patient Satisfaction Scores With Notification Of Staff Hand Washing—Robert Pikarsky, Syracuse NY

•  Effects Of 4-Week Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation On Pulmonary Function And Quality Of Life In Patients With COPD—Yen-Huey Chen, Tao-Yuan Taiwan 

•  Compliance With Pulmonary Rehabilitation Recommendations From The Global Initiative For Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2011—Terry Kisner, Morgantown WV

•  Effective Strategies To Monitor And Manage Post-Operative Sleep Apnea—John Sabo MS RRT RN, Houston TX

Sunday, November 11, 2012

OPEN FORUM #5: Ventilation/Ventilators - Part I

10:00 am – 11:55 am

•  Larger Neck And Waist Circumference Were Correlated With Postextubaiton Respiratory Failure In Patients Received Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation—Pei-Ya Li, Chiayi Taiwan 

•  Can Anyone Tell Me The Oscillatory Trough Pressure (OTP)?—Jeffrey Wright, West Valley City UT

•  Establishing Goals And Routine Reporting For Extubation Following Successful Spontaneous Breathing Trials Results In Increased Physician Utilization Of SBT—Michael Bocci, Houston TX

•  Comparison Of Static Compliance On Four Different Ventilators—Jonathan Jacobs, Springfield MO

•  Compliance Of Paired Sedation Awakening Trials And Spontaneous Breathing Trials: The Effects On Measurable Outcomes—Dawn Turner, Asheville NC

•  The Prediction Of Ventilator Weaning Outcome Improved By Artificial Neural Network In Medical Intensive Care Unit—Hung-Ju Kuo, Taipei Taiwan 

•  Effect Of Mechanical Deadspace On Oxygen Consumption And Energy Expenditure When Using Indirect Calorimetry—Akio Kinoshita, Urayasu Japan 

•  Use Of Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) As A Rescue Mode From High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) —David Madden, Baltimore MD

•  A Case Study: Application Of High Frequency Percussive Ventilation (HFPV) During Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) —Cheryl Dominick, Philadelphia PA

•  The Independent Effect Of Three Inline Suction Adapters And Lung Compliance Change On Amplitude And Delivered Tidal Volume During High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation In An Adult Patient With ARDS: Bench Model—Shreya Thacker MA, Atlanta GA

•  Development Of A Reliable Ventilator Methodology To Display Neonatal Pressure Volume Loops Using A Simulated Lung Model—Allan Prost, Calgary Alberta Canada 

•  The Comparison Between Unplanned Extubation And Planned Extubation: The Prognosis And The Predictor—Chin-Ming Chen, Tainan City Taiwan 

•  Cognitive Load And Time Requirement Of Initial Ventilator Set-Up—Susan Gole, Cleveland OH

•  A Novel Approach To Initiating Neonatal High Frequency Ventilation In Transport: Estimating Amplitude And Interpreting Settings—Robert Rohde Jr, Fort Collins CO

•  Effects Of Hamilton G5 Flow Sensor On Aerosol Delivery—Michael O'Connor, Springfield MO

OPEN FORUM #6: Neonatal/Pediatric - Part I

10:00 am – 11:55 am

•  Evaluation Of Role Of Tubing Compensation During PRVC In An Infant Lung Model On The Servo-i Ventilator—Shannon Alten, Cincinnati OH

•  Initial FiO2 Requirements For Preterm Infants Receiving Surfactant In The Delivery Room vs. Preterm Infants That Did Not Receive Surfactant In The Delivery Room—Matthew Trojanowski, Abingdon MD

•  Does The Ram Cannula Deliver The Set CPAP Pressure With Bubble CPAP? A Bench Test—Matt McNally, Lebanon NH

•  Pediatric Early Warning System And Aware Team—Kathy Kammeraad RRT, Grand Rapids MI

•  Development And Implementation Of Ventilator Management Protocols For The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—Shari Toomey, Hardy VA

•  Successful Use Of A Prolonged Inspiratory Time On The Bunnell Life Pulse HFJV In Treating Pneumonia Refractory To Conventional And HFOV Ventilation In A NICU Patient—Kimberly Barner, Allentown PA

•  The Implementation Of Neonatal Bubble CPAP: A Model For Clinical Change—Kevin Johnson, Santa Barbara CA

•  A Bench Evaluation Of Tidal Volume Delivery Through Various Nasal Interfaces Using Non-Invasive Percussive High Nasal CPAP—Rick Carter, Salt Lake City UT

•  Functional Residual Capacity Of The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduates In One Medical Center At Southern Taiwan—Hsiu-Lin Chen, Kaohsiung Taiwan 

•  Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Collaborative Care Standard For Pediatric Patients—Patricia Achuff MBA, Philadelphia PA

•  Retrospective Review Of Airway Pressure Release Ventilation In Neonates—Cathy Bardua BHS, Cincinnati OH

•  Implementation Of A Newly Developed Clinical Guideline Use Of High Flow Nasal Cannula Outside The ICU—Lisa Tyler MSM, Cherry Hill NJ

•  Utilization Of iNO When Using A Novel Ventilator Circuit Connector Under Simulated Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation Conditions: An In Vitro Study—Jan Mazela MD, Poznan Poland 

•  Non-Invasive Ventilation Using The RAM Nasal Cannula With The GE Engstrom Carestation—Kathleen Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Cleveland OH

•  The RAM Cannula Can Help To Reduce Facial Tissue And Nasal Septal Erosion For The Neonatal Patient Requiring NIMV And nCPAP—Elena Lennon, Manhasset NY

•  High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator (HFOV) Tidal Volume (VT) Varies With Lung Impedance (Z) – But Where Does That VT Go? —Robert Gillette MD MA, San Antonio TX

•  Noninvasive Ventilation In Neonates Using The RAM Cannula—Lisa Pappas, Salt Lake City UT

•  Evaluation Of Placement Of Nitric Oxide Sampling Line In Infant Ventilator Circuit During Simultaneous Delivery With A Continuous Nebulizer—Rick Amato, Cincinnati OH

•  Does Adequate Pressure Propagation Occur With Nasal Cannula Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (NCIMV)? —Carter Tong RRT, Loma Linda CA

OPEN FORUM #7: Ventilation/Ventilators - Part II

12:30 pm – 2:25 pm

•  Ventilation Liberation In A Oncological Cancer Center; A Quality Improvement Initiative—Clarence Finch MBA MHA RRT, Houston TX

•  Evaluation Of An Uninterruptable Power Supply System To Improve Patient Safety During High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation—Justin Hotz, Simi Valley CA

•  Effects Of Adding A Pediatric Omni-Flex Connector On Delta Pressure And Mean Airway Pressure On The SensorMedics 3100A—Jared Rice BSRT, Cleveland OH

•  Predicting Extubation Success After Total Artificial Heart Placement: A Comparison Of Two Weaning Assessment Tools—Amelia Lowell RRT, Mesa AZ

•  A Comparison Of Leak Compensation In Acute Care Ventilators During Invasive Ventilation: A Lung Model Study—Jun Oto MD PhD, Boston MA

•  Evaluation Of Heliox Therapy Delivered Using The Respironics Vision Ventilatory Support System—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

•  Comparison Of Calculated And Measured Tracheal Pressures During Automatic Tube Compensation On The Draeger XL And The eVent Medical Inspiration 7i Ventilators—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

•  Comparison Of Heliox Cylinder Duration Between The E-Vent Inspiration 7-I Ventilator And The Viasys AVEA Ventilator—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

•  An Evaluation Of Inspiratory Pressure Attenuation In An ARDS Lung Model With Three Different ETT Sizes Using High Frequency Percussive Ventilation—David Grooms MSHS RRT, Norfolk VA

•  Do Changes In Resistance And Compliance Effect The Amount Of Nitric Oxide Delivered Via The Vdr-4 Ventilator—James Deckman, Philadelphia PA

•  Predictors Of Functional Decline In ALS Patients Under NIV—Anna Braga MSc, Lisbon Portugal 

•  Ventilator Function And Effective Alarms During Speaking Valve Use In A Critical Care Setting: A Bench Study—Kathy Grilliot, Springfield VA

•  The Use Of Invasive CPAP For Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure—Dexter Burns, Columbia MO

•  The Effect Of Pause Time On Double-Triggering In A Simulated Asynchronous Lung Model During Lung Protective Ventilation—Carl Hinkson RRT FAARC, Seattle WA

•  Accuracy Of Height Estimation By Pre Hospital Care Providers—Lauren Gilseth BRC, Rochester MN

OPEN FORUM #8: Case Reports

12:30 pm – 2:25 pm

•  Efficacy Of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV) On Traumatic Brain Injury Patients—Sabrina Cho, Baltimore MD

•  Using High Flow Nasal Cannula In Conjunction With The Passy Muir Valve To Wean From Ventilator —Peter Saunders, Baltimore MD

•  Changing Tracheostomy Tube Material And Utilizing Silicone Dressings Healed This Stoma: A Case Study—Linda Dean RRT, Rixeyville VA

•  Use Of Airway Clearance To Treat Chronic Atelectasis In A Ventilator Dependent Infant With Chronic Lung Disease: A Case Report—Stephanie Bailes, Akron OH

•  Use Of NAVA To Relieve Asynchrony Associated With Severe Tracheobronchomalacia A Case Report—Kristen Hood RRT-NPS, Dallas TX

•  Independent Lung Ventilation Using Mid-Frequency Ventilation In Single Lung Pulmonary Hemorrhage Of Unknown Origin—Rory Mullin RRT, Cleveland OH

•  The Use Of Variable Trigger Sensitivity On A Non-Invasive Ventilated Pediatric Patient: A Case Report—Mike Robertson MHA, Columbus OH

•  Utilizing Modern Technology To Locate An Aspirated Foreign Object—Janice Ellis, Newark DE

•  The Effect Of APRV Ventilation On Intracerebral Pressure And Cerebral Hemodynamics: A Case Report—Stephen Sibole RRT, Hampton VA

•  Aggressive Management Of H1N1 In A Pregnant Patient—Andrea Boersen RRT, Grand Rapids MI

•  Determining Supplemental Oxygen Requirements For Activities Of Daily Living In An Adolescent Patient—Kim Robbins, Little Rock AR

•  The Use Of Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA), Heliox And Continuous Albuterol In Severe Bronchospasm Due To COPD Exacerbation: A Case Report—Patrick Williams, Lebanon NH

•  Perforation Of The Right Tympanic Membrane Seen In A Patient With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Using A Mechanical Assist Cough Device And Non-Invasive Ventilation—Scott Gee, Little Rock AR

•  Symptomatic Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation: A Case Study—Amy Gibbs, Little Rock AR

•  Plastic Bronchitis In A Pediatric Patient Secondary To Fontan Palliation—Trent Tappan, Little Rock AR

•  Continuous High Frequency Oscillation In The Presence Of A Large Air Leak And Airway Clot—Kevin Bullock, Boston MA

•  Treatment Of Severe Obstructive Apnea And Micrognathia With Placement Of An Internal Jaw In A Newborn—Leane Soorikian RRT-NPS, Philadelphia PA

OPEN FORUM #9: Home Care/O2 Therapy

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm

•  High Flow Oxygen Therapy In Early Palliative Care—Julien Legodec, Toulon France 

•  Education And Training Improve Physician Compliance In The Ordering Of Oxygen—Michael Bocci, Houston TX

•  Effect Of Pop-Off Valve On Flow And Pressure In Heated High Flow Nasal Cannula Delivery In Pediatrics—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR

•  Comparative Study Of Circuit Pressures And CPAP Effect For Two High Flow Nasal Cannula Devices—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR

•  Fraction Of Inspired Oxygen During Inadvertent Low Flow Bag Mask Ventilation—Sara Green, St Paul MN

•  A Comparison Of Oxygen Mask FiO2 Concentrations Using A Range Of Tidal Volumes And Inspiratory Flowrates—Joshua Gonzales MHA, San Marcos TX

•  Performance Comparison Of Two Portable Oxygen Concentrators—David Wheeler RRT-NPS, Cleveland OH

•  Bacterial Growth On Size E Oxygen Cylinders In Three Areas Of A Healthcare Facility—Christopher Phang, Mobile AL

•  The Effectiveness Of The Misty Ox High FiO2-High Flow Nebulizer—Keith Hirst MS, Chicago IL

•  Evaluation Of Five Chemical Oxygen Generators—Thomas Blakeman RRT, Cincinnati OH

•  Comparison Of Oxygen Delivery Devices For Reversal Of Altitude Induced Hypoxia In Normal Subjects—Thomas Blakeman RRT, Cincinnati OH

•  Augmented Ventilation To Improve Activities Of Daily Living-A Case Study—Kimberly Wiles BSRC, Ford City PA

•  Dyspnea Scores And Activities Of Daily Living Capability As Predictors Of Rehospitalization Rates In A 30 Day Home Respiratory Care Program—Brian Carlin MD FAARC, Ingomar PA

•  Patient-Physician Appointments Following Hospitalization For Patients Requiring Supplemental Oxygen Therapy: Effect On 30 Day Rehospitalization Rates—Brian Carlin MD FAARC, Ingomar PA

OPEN FORUM #10: Asthma/Pulmonary Disease

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm

•  Integral Role Of Hospital Based Respiratory Therapists In The Education Of Inpatients With A COPD Diagnosis—Amy Wise, Lincoln NE

•  Vitamin D3 And The Severity Of Inflammation Due To Asthma—Brittney Supp, Wells NV

•  Use Of Asthma Medications And Peak Flow Meters Prior To Emergency Department Visits, 2009 - 2011—Anna Pau, Waipahu HI

•  Promoting Physical Activity For Children With Moderate Persistent Asthma Can Reduce Asthmatic Symptoms And Obesity—Michael Haines, Rancho Cucamonga CA

•  Individualized Self-Management Action Plan Using A Stepwise Approach To Airway Clearance Techniques And Home Spirometry Monitoring In Cystic Fibrosis. Step-Up To Better Breathing (SUBB) —Michael Cantine BSAST, Morristown NJ

•  Asthma Management In Millenial College Students: Attitudes And Perceptions Of Resources—Georgianna Sergakis PhD, Columbus OH

•  An Evaluation Of The Peak Performance USA Asthma Education Program—Kitty Hernlen, Augusta GA

•  Mast Cell Stabilizing Activity Of Ethanolic Extract Of Piper Longum Linn—Gajendra Choudhary MPharm PhD, Indore Madhya Pradesh India 

•  Methods For Evaluating The Pulmonary Effects Of Swimming In Chlorinated Water—Michael Davis RRT, Richmond VA

•  Imbalance Of Th17/Treg Cells In Mice With Chronic Cigarette Smoke Exposure—Dr. Huaying Wang, Ningbo Zhejiang China 

•  Asthma Class Intervention For Families Of Children Hospitalized With Asthma——Helen Murphy RRT AE-C, Kansas City MO

•  Improved Clinical, Health, And Financial Outcomes From A Regional Asthma Disease Management Program—Melinda Shuler BSBA, Asheville NC

•  Therapist Driven Protocols Improve Patient Outcomes—Cindy Sparkman, Salt Lake City UT

•  The Effect Of Completion Of An Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Upon The Rate Of Hospital Readmission—Mary Schneeberger, Mayfield Heights OH

•  Use Of Routine Screening Tools For Early Identification Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In Primary Care Practices: A Randomized Cluster Design Clinical Trial—Barbara Yawn, Rochester MN

Monday, November 12, 2012

OPEN FORUM #11: Monitoring/Equipment – Part I

9:30 am – 11:25 am

•  Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy: Ventilation Monitoring Using Integrated Pulmonary Index Versus Standard Monitoring Procedures—Stephanie Herrnreiter MS RRT-NPS, Chicago IL

•  Comparative Respirometer Study For Volumetric Accuracy Across A Physiologic Range Of Flow Rates—Kevin Crowley, Portland ME

•  Shelf Life And Gas Concentration Stability Of Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen Solutions At Reduced Temperature—Daniel Grady MEd, Asheville NC

•  Measurement Of Blood Gas Changes And Arteriovenous Oxygen Content Difference Following Injection Of Cold Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen Solution In Vitro—Daniel Grady MEd, Asheville NC

•  Nitric Oxide Delivery In MRI Using An Adapted INOmax DSIR System—Donna Parker, Aurora CO

•  Evaluation Of Manual Ventilation Using The Ispira Pediatric And Adult Pulmonary Resuscitation Device—Kathleen Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Cleveland OH

•  Comparison Of Gas Consumption Of The Ispira Emergency Resuscitation Device Versus The Self-Inflating Bag During Resuscitation—Kathleen Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Cleveland OH

•  Evaluation Of Three Edi Catheter Sizes And Time To Insertion In Adult Mechanically Ventilated Patients—Richard Stairhime III, Charlottesville VA

•  Effect Of Four Different T Low Settings On Four Different EtCO2 Monitors—John Newhart RRT, San Diego CA

•  A Case Of Derecruitment And Recruitment Observed With Electrical Impedance Tomography—John Emberger Jr. RRT, Newark DE

•  Comparison Of Predicted And Measured Carbon Dioxide Production For Monitoring Dead Space Fraction During Mechanical Ventilation—Carla Wollens RRT, Cleveland OH

•  Evaluation Of Two Commercially-Available Heated Humidifiers For T-Piece Resuscitation In The Delivery Room—Chad Weagraff BSRC, Mentor OH

OPEN FORUM #12: Education – Part II

9:30 am – 11:25 am

•  Educational Inventions To Improve Clinician Documentation—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA

•  A Survey Of Research Roles Among Respiratory Therapists—Richard Rice RRT MEd, Cleveland OH

•  Implementation And Evaluation Of A Volumetric Diffusive Respirator Education Program—Patricia Achuff MBA, Philadelphia PA

•  Respiratory Program Director Leadership Is Imperative For Successful Program Outcomes. Or Is It? —Nancy Weissman PhD, Palm Beach Gardens FL

•  Improving The Online Orientation Documentation Process—Elsie Collado-Koman RRT MBA-HCM, San Diego CA

•  Assessing Comfort Levels In Precepting New Hires—Elsie Collado-Koman RRT MBA-HCM, San Diego CA

•  Educational Intervention To Improve MDI And DPI Proficiency Among Respiratory Therapists—Angela Austin RRT, Clarkridge AR

•  What's In Your Educational Portfolio? An Implementation Of Continuing Professional Development Model—Kimberly Heimburg, MI 

•  Teaching Health Care Profession Students With Interactive Virtual Medical Laboratories In Second Life—Ijaz Ahmed MD RRT, Galveston TX

•  Asthma Education For Children In A Rural Setting: Garnering Support And Participation From Area Schools—Brenda Barger-Saunders RRT, Monett MO

•  Establishing The Effectiveness Of Teaching BMV To Entry Level RT Students: A Comparison Of Traditional And Simulation Enhanced Training Methodology—Madhuragauri Shevade MSc, Chicago IL

•  The Use Of A Video Learning Module For Oxygen Therapy Instruction—Jeanette Rivera BSRC, Youngstown OH

•  Respiratory Arrest Related Deaths Have Decreased Drastically Since The Implementation Of The Advanced Resuscitation Training (ART) Program—Trista Kallis, La Jolla CA

•  Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner Initiative—Lisa Johnson MSc, Stony Brook NY

•  A Career Advancement Program Can Increase Professional Growth And Development In RCPs—Ginger Weido RRT-NPS, Lilburn GA

•  Advanced Cardiac Life Support: 12 Years Of Outcomes Associated With A 3 Credit Hour Course In A Respiratory Care Educational Curriculum—Kathy Moss MEd, Columbia MO

•  Clinical Simulation Laboratories, the Disconnect Between Their Application in Academic and Continuing Education Environments—Shane Keene DHSC RRT-NPS CPFT RPSGT RST,  

OPEN FORUM #13: Management – Part I

12:30 pm – 2:25 pm

•  Workload Projection Tool; Matching Staffing To Workload For Smart Productivity—Christopher Kircher MHA, Baltimore MD

•  Improving Billing Practices Through A Department Wide Goal Initiative—Joyce Baker MBA, Aurora CO

•  Successful Respiratory Intubation Program For Community Hospitals—Travis Collins MSc, Fort Thomas KY

•  Why Therapists Do Not Precept—Donna Murphy, Lakeside CA

•  How Increasing The Number Of Procedure Capture Per Patient Can Help Determine Shift Staffing Levels—Ernest Jones, San Diego CA

•  The Development Of A Respiratory Supplies Indexing System To Improve Retrieval Time—David Blalock CRT, Allentown PA

•  The Effect Of A Treatment Frequency Protocol On Appropriate Utilization Of Aerosol Therapy—Rebecca Vidrine RRT MHA, Marrero LA

•  Risk Assessment Of Non-ICU Patients Receiving Noninvasive Ventilation, CPAP, Or With Unassisted Tracheostomy Breathing—Jessica Grady, Durham NC

•  Process Improvement Initiative Has Significant Impact On Reducing The Number Of Unreconciled Respiratory Therapy Medications In The ICU—Laura Withers MBA RRT, Houston TX

•  Total Patient Care: Re-Engineering For Quality Phase I—Rikki Bruinsma, Jacksonville FL

•  The Ventilator Management Initiative: Reducing Costs And Length Of Stay In Mechanical Ventilator Patients—John Sabo MSc RN RRT, Houston TX

•  Interruption During Shift Report: Impact On Patient Care—Deborah Maglionico, Akron OH

•  Moral Distress In Respiratory Therapists And The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And Job Attrition—Kimberly Clark EdD, Hickory NC

•  A State-Wide Survey Of Patient Safety Issues And Staffing Levels In Hospital-Based Respiratory Care Departments—Daniel Grady MEd, Asheville NC

•  Validity Of Comparative Data For Respiratory Care Services Provided By A Proprietary Consulting Company—Garry Dukes, Concord NC

OPEN FORUM #14: Aerosols/Drugs – Part II

12:30 pm – 2:25 pm

•  Influence Of Breathing Patterns—Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN, Taoyuan Taiwan 

•  Performance Of Reused-Pasteurized Disposable Nebulizer—Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN, Taoyuan Taiwan 

•  Time And Efficiency Of Aerosol Delivery With Continuous vs Intermittent Inspiratory And Expiratory Pneumatic Modes During CMV—Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN, Taoyuan Taiwan 

•  Randomized Double-Blind Monocentric Trial On Tolerability, Acceptability And Efficacy Of Two Formulations Of Inhaled 7% Hypertonic Saline With And Without Hyaluronic Acid In Reducing Airways Inflammation In Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Preliminary Results—Clara Ceruti, Milano Italy 

•   Acceptability And Efficacy Of Two Formulations Of Inhaled 7% Hypertonic Saline With And Without Hyaluronic Acid In Reducing Airways Inflammation In Patients With Cystic Fibrosis Preliminary Results—Clara Ceruti, Milano Italy 

•  The Effect Of Nebulizer Type And Mask Design On Aerosol Delivery During Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Of An Adult Lung Model—Maher AlQuaimi MSc, Dammam Saudi Arabia 

•  Iloprost Drug Delivery During Infant Mechanical Ventilation: Influence Of Nebulizer Position During Conventional And High Frequency Ventilation—Rob DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA

•  The Effect Of Source Gas Flow On Treatment Times For Small Volume Nebulizers—John Bennett, Cleveland OH

•  Comparison Of Aerosol Delivery Using The Aerogen Micropump And Jet Nebulizer In A Closed-System Ventilator Circuit—Kimberly Farney, Columbus OH

•  Pooled Data Analysis Of The Impact Of Tiotropium Handihaler On The Mortality Of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease—Alexandros Mathioudakis, Macclesfield United Kingdom 

•  In-Vitro Comparison Of Aerosol Drug Delivery In Pediatrics Using Pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler, Jet Nebulizer, And Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer With Ambu Bag—Huriah Al Sultan, Atlanta GA

•  Lung Deposition Of 99mtc-Salbutamol From A Pressurised Metered Dose Inhaler And Valved Holding Chamber-Used With Facemask Or Mouthpiece In Children With Stable Asthma: A Pilot Study—Sunalene Devadason PhD, Perth Australia 

•  Pulmonary Radioaerosol Deposition Using Mesh And Jet Nebulizers In Healthy Normals During Noninvasive Ventilation—James Fink PhD RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

•  A Comparison Of Aerosol Drug Delivery And Placement With And Without The Neoflow Sensor—Lisa Tyler MSM, Cherry Hill NJ

•  Bronchodilator Delivery During Simulated Noninvasive Ventilation Of A Pediatric Asthmatic—Cynthia White, Cincinnati OH

•  Growth Of Nasal-Laryngeal Airways In Children And Their Implications In Breathing And Inhaled Aerosol Dynamics—Jinxiang Xi PhD, Little Rock AR

•  Effects Of Mild-Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease And The Impact Of Treatment With Tiotropium Bromide—Richard Casaburi PhD MD, Torrance CA

•  Triage Priority Affects Time To Initial Treatment For Pediatric Asthma Patients Receiving Continuous Albuterol In An Academic ED—Andrew Miller, Durham NC

OPEN FORUM #15: Monitoring/Equipment - Part II

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm

•  Perioperative Transport And Monitoring Of The Patient On Inhaled Nitric Oxide——Sherwin Morgan, Chicago IL

•  Ultrasound Guided Arterial Cannulation In Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Devices—Julie Colquist, Tempe AZ

•  Correlations Between Changes In Ambient Oxygen Percentage And Dissolved Oxygen Concentration During Solvation And Solution Supersaturation Using A Novel Hyperbaric Tonometer—Daniel Grady MEd, Asheville NC

•  Stratification Of Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen Solutions With Depth And Temperature Using A Novel Hyperbaric Tonometer—Daniel Grady MEd, Asheville NC

•  Performance Of Heat And Moisture Exchangers And Other Humidifying Devices For Tracheostomized Patients With Spontaneous Breathing: A Bench Study—Yusuke Chikata, Tokushima Japan  

•  Reliability Of Nasal Canula Sampling To Detect EtCO2 In The Presence Of CPAP—Anamaria Booker , San Diego CA

•  The Effects Of Stethoscope Price And Chest Piece Type On Sound Transmission—Tadashia Cooper , Birmingham AL

•  A Comparison Of Oral vs Bite Block Inspired Oxygen Concentration During Flexible Bronchoscopy In A Spontaneous Breathing Lung Model—Gagan Singh, Chicago IL

•  Electrical Impedance Tomography Used To Monitor Regional Ventilation Differences Of Mechanical And Spontaneous Breaths In An ARDS Case—John Emberger Jr RRT, Newark DE

•  Evaluation Of The Effects Of In-Line Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation On Delivered Inhaled Nitric Oxide During Mechanical Ventilation—Nancy Johnson, Medina OH

•  Breath-By-Breath Update Of Pulmonary Dead Space Fraction Measurement During Acute Lung Injury—Lara Brewer PhD, Salt Lake City UT

•  Alveolar Dead Space Ratio Predicts End-Tidal Arterial CO2 Gradient—Lara Brewer PhD, Salt Lake City UT

OPEN FORUM #16: Neonatal/Pediatric - Part II

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm

•  Evaluation Of Airway Pressure And Tolerance Of The Passy Muir Valve In Pediatric Patients With Tracheostomy—Carolyn McHendry BSHS, Independence KY

•  Standardized Oxygen Weaning Challenge In Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—Hratch Kayichian , Los Angeles CA

•  Reducing Unplanned Extubations With Consistency And Collaboration—Matthew Pavlichko RRT-NPS BScHCL, Myerstown PA

•  Duration Of Mechanical Ventilation And Deadspace Fraction In Infants With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Following ECMO—Erin Libbey, Boston MA

•  A Comparison Of Positive Pressure Therapy And Conventional Chest Physiotherapy For The Prevention And Treatment Of Post-Operative Atelectasis In Children After Cardiac Surgery—Tina Pitt MPS , Memphis TN

•  Survival And Improvement Of Physiologic Dead-Space During Ecmo In Children With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia—Craig Smallwood , Boston MA

•  Lack Of Correlation Between Act Values And Heparin Levels During ECMO—Lee Williford III, Durham NC

•  Pressure And Ventilation Effects Of Noninvasive Respiratory Support Devices In A Spontaneously Breathing Lung Model—Dave Crotwell RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA

•  Evaluation Of Pressure Delivery Using The Philips Respironics NeoPAP In A Spontaneously Breathing Neonatal Lung Model—Dave Crotwell RRT-NPS FAARC , Seattle WA

•  Ventilator Displayed Tidal Volume May Not Accurately Reflect Delivered Tidal Volume In Pressure Limited Modes In Neonates—Tony Diez RRT, Durham NC

•  The Retrospective Review Of The Response To APRV In Twenty Six PICU Patients With Respiratory Failure Before And After The Implementation Of APRV—Tracey Roberts RRT-NPS, Palo Alto CA

•  Use Of High Frequency Percussive Nasal CPAP During Neonatal Transport—Kevin Crezee, Salt Lake City UT

•  Use Of A New Nasal Cannula To Deliver Nasal Ventilation To NICU Patients—Dolia Horton, Antioch CA

•  Heliox Delivered Via High Frequency Jet Ventilator Augments Carbon Dioxide Removal In An Extremely Preterm Infant—Dolia Horton, Antioch CA

•  Does The RAM Cannula Reduce The Need For Intermittent Intervention To Provide CPAP To The Premature Infant? —Matt McNally, Lebanon NH

•  A Bench Evaluation Of Minute Volume Delivery Through Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Used In Conjunction With The Draeger Evita—Christopher Benitez , Salt Lake City UT

•  Profile Of Accidental Extubations In A 96 Bed Level III NICU—Richard Williams, St Petersburg FL

•  Evaluation Of Interventions To Treat And Prevent Pressure Ulcers Associated With Mask Interfaces During Pediatric Non-Invasive Ventilation—Cynthia White, Cincinnati OH

•  VAP Prophylaxis Implementation In A Large Pediatric Center—David Heitz, Atlanta GA

•  Compatibility Of A Novel Aerosol Delivery System With Three Neonatal Ventilators: VN500, Servo-i And AVEA—Jan Mazela MD, Poznan Poland  

•  Bench Comparison Of Three Suction Regulators In The Neonatal Population—Rebekah Robinette, Cincinnati OH

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

OPEN FORUM #17: Management - Part II

9:30 am – 11:25 am

•  Cost Analysis Of Cool Mist Utilization In Patients Following Upper Airway Surgery—Michelle Herrera , Little Rock AR

•  Lessons Learned During The Implementation Of A Shared Governance Model In A Respiratory Therapy Department—Dana Stauffer MS RRT-NPS, Hershey PA

•  Improving Charge Capture, Productivity Tracking And Staff Satisfaction With Charge On Documentation—Victoria Roelker , Cincinnati OH

•  Transition Management For Respiratory Care Departments—Matthew Trojanowski, Abingdon MD

•  Precipitate Formation Significantly Increased Cost Of High-Level Disinfection—Pam Leisenring, Little Rock AR

•  Leading Change: One Department’s Experience In Creating A New Workflow-Paradigm—William Hissner Jr, Hershey PA

•  Reduction In Denied Payments With The Initiation Of Paperless Documentation System Tied To Billing—John Emberger Jr RRT , Newark DE

•  Decrease Inhaled Nitric Oxide Utilization At A Children’s Hospital From A Drug Use Evaluation And Guideline Implementation—Donna Parker, Aurora CO

•  Differences In The Perception Of Respiratory Care Staffing Using Patient vs Procedure Driven Metrics—Richard Ford RRT FAARC, San Diego CA

•  California Managers Perception Of Reasons For Being Short Staffed—Richard Ford RRT FAARC, San Diego CA

•  Utilizing Quality Improvement And Performance Management To Raise The Bar For Increasing The Compliance Of Scanning Barcodes For Medications—Brandy Seger MS, Cleves OH

•  Leveraging The Electronic Medical Record To Strategically Engage The Health Care Team For Children's Asthma Care Core Measure Compliance—Lisa Wright, Lexington KY

•  Lean Approach To Address Workload Surges—Patty Silver MEd, St Louis MO

•  The Pulmonary Initiative – A Model For Reducing Length Of Stay And Reducing Cost/Case In COPD Patients—Joy Hargett, Houston TX

•  A One Year Review Of Respiratory Care Support For An Academic Medical Center RRT Program—Sarah Molchan, Durham NC

OPEN FORUM #18: Neonatal/Pediatric - Part III

9:30 am – 11:25 am

•  Implementation Of The Neotech RAM Cannula In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit—Shari Toomey, Hardy VA

•  Developing, Implementing, And Assessing Airway Pressure Release Ventilation Guidelines In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit—Tammy Schultz MBA RRT, Austin MN

•  Clinical Outcomes Of Pediatric Patients Treated With Heated Highflow Nasal Cannula On The Pediatric Ward—Evan Summers RRT-NPS, Oakland CA

•  Flow Variations During Free-Flow Oxygen Delivery Using The T-Piece Resuscitator—John Gallagher MPH, Cleveland OH

•  Correlation Between Adherence To A Ventilator Weaning Protocol And Successful Extubations In An Intensive Care—James Gibson, Philadelphia PA

•  Peak Pressures Measured At The Distal Tip Of Pediatric Endotracheal Tubes During An Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Cycle: A Bench Test—Zachary Quinby, Aurora CO

•  Can High Flow Nasal Cannula Be Driven By A CPAP Machine? Analysis Of Pressure As Related To Flow Using Four Types Of Nasal Cannulas—Lisa Tyler MSM, Cherry Hill NJ

•  A Bench Evaluation Of Tidal Volume Delivery Through Various Nasal Interfaces Using A Neonatal Airway And Infant Model——Kevin Crezee, Salt Lake City UT

•  Exhaled Breath Condensate And Tracheal Aspirates In Mechanically Ventilated Newborns-A Window Into The Lung—Susan Roark BSRT, Atlanta GA

•  Strategies To Reduce Unplanned Extubations In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—Jennifer Cerasoli, Atlanta GA

•  Non Invasive Ventilation In Preterm Neonates- Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Versus Nasal Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation: A Randomized Control Trial—Tisha Skariah MSc, Kottayam Kerela India  

•  Optimization Of Extubation Within The BPD Population Utilizing A Paraextubation Process—Erin Wishloff, Columbus OH

•  Protocol-Driven Ventilator Management In Children With Congenital Heart Disease: A Comparison To Non-Protocol Care—Brandon Daigle , Plano TX

•  Respiratory Therapists Impact Developmental Care In The Intensive Care Nursery Through Sound Reduction—Renee Bartle, Durham NC

•  High Altitude Simulation Testing Of The Neonate Can Effect Discharge Planning—Jeanette Merrill-Henry, Loma Linda CA

•  Effects Of Condensate In The Exhalation Limb Of Neonatal Circuits On Airway Pressure (Paw) During Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (B-CPAP) —Tiffany Youngquist, Seattle WA

•  Comparison Of Pediatric Patients Admitted With Acute Respiratory Failure Who Were Trialed On Non-Invasive Ventilation Versus Patients Who Were Intubated—Michelle Lilley, Boston MA

•  Significant Vibratory Frequencies Are Present In Bubble CPAP Produced By The Babi.Plus—Mitchell Goldstein MD, Loma Linda CA

•  Agreement Between Transcutaneous And Arterial Carbon Dioxide Levels In A Cohort Of Critically Ill Pediatric Patients During High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation—John Priest, Hubbell Drive SC

•  Regional Distribution Of Ventilation Differences Between NAVA And PSV In Critically Ill Children—Craig Smallwood, Boston MA

•  Nitric Oxide Delivery In Neonatal Noninvasive Respiratory Support Devices—Rob DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA

•  Evaluation of The Neo-Tee T-Piece Infant Resuscitator—Carl Hinkson RRT FAARC, Seattle WA

OPEN FORUM #19: Ventilation/Ventilators - Part III

1:00 pm – 2:55 pm

•  Multidisciplinary Approach To Decreasing Extubation Time For Cardiovascular Surgery Patients—Victoria Roelker, Cincinnati OH

•  Effects Of The Water Chamber Level On Delta Pressure And Mean Airway Pressure On The 3100A High Frequency Oscillator—Jared Rice BSRT, Cleveland OH

•  Effect Of Positive Expiratory Pressure On Peak Expiratory Flow During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation—Steven Zhou, Cleveland OH

•  Comparison Of A Single Humidification System Versus A Duel Humidification System Using The VDR-4: An Experimental Study—Clarence Finch MBA MHA RRT, Houston TX

•  Duration Of The Spontaneous Breathing Trial Is A Predictor Of Reintubation—Ruben Restrepo MD RRT FAARC, San Antonio TX

•  Variability Of Dynamic Pressure And Flow In Hospital Medical Oxygen Gas Outlets—John Newhart RRT, San Diego CA

•  Noise Level Comparison Of Three Different Disposable Exhalation Valves Used With Single Limb Passive Bi-Level Ventilator Circuits—Cynthia White, Cincinnati OH

•  A Comparison Of Leak Compensation In Acute Care Ventilators During Non-Invasive Ventilation: A Lung Model Study—Jun Oto MD PhD, Boston MA

•  Providing Initial Lung Protective Ventilation In ALI/ARDS Patients: A Retrospective Review—Carl Haas MLS RRT AE-C FAARC, Ann Arbor MI

•  Exploration Of VAP In A Level 1 Trauma Center—Shawnessy Hill, D'Iberville MS

•  Bench Study Of The Relationship Between HFOV Amplitude And Endotracheal Tube Occlusion—Joel Brown II RRT, Newark DE

•  A Comparison Of Non-Invasive Proportional Pressure Ventilation And Spontaneous/Timed Modes On Total Patient Inspiratory Work Of Breathing In A Lung Model—Michael Sajor MSc, Naperville IL

•  Effects Of Leak Compensation On Cuff Leak Tests: A Bench Study—Andrew Weirauch RRT, Ann Arbor MI

•  Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist Improves Patient-Ventilator Synchrony And Reduces Mean Airway And Peak Inspiratory Pressure In Pediatric Cardiac Patients—Jerrold Judd, Aurora CO

•  Effect Of Circuit Variations On Tidal Volume Delivery And Gas Exchange During High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation—Christine Kearney, Durham NC

OPEN FORUM #20: Education - Part III

1:00 pm – 2:55 pm

•  The Impact Of The Adult Critical Care Response Team On Patient Care And ICU Staffing—Angela Ellis, Tougaloo MS

•  Using SimNewB To Develop A Decision-Making Simulation For Surfactant Administration And Management Of A 28-Week Gestation Infant In Respiratory Distress—Tammy Babcock MS, Galveston TX

•  Strategies For Simulation-Based Education In A Large Multi-Campus Academic Medical Center Respiratory Care Department—Teka Siebenlaer, Minneapolis MN

•  Development Of An Inter-Rater Reliability Training Tool—Jose Rojas PhD, Galveston TX

•  Partners In Pulmonary Health: A Student-Led Community Service Learning Project—Leonard Wittnebel MSIS RRT, San Antonio TX

•  Improving Communication Between Caregivers And Spanish Speaking Patients—Isaac Zamora, San Diego CA

•  Evaluation Of A Mechanical Ventilator Education Program For Intern Physicians In An Intensive Care Nursery—William Bucher, Philadelphia PA

•  Development Of An Online Equipment Setup Manual: Standardizing Equipment Setups To Complement Patient Safety And Staff Education—Abby Motz MS, Cincinnati OH

•  An Evaluation Of Cultural Awareness In The OSU School Of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences—Crystal Dunlevy EdD, Columbus OH

•  Inter-Rater Reliability Of A Respiratory Therapy Preceptor Training Program—Crystal Dunlevy EdD, Columbus OH

•  The Effects Of Skin Care Education For The Respiratory Therapy Staff On Respiratory Therapy Related Pressure Ulcer Incidence—Sherry Babic, Cleveland OH

•  Use Of Standardized Patients In Respiratory Care: Preclinical Experience In A Baccalaureate Program—Leo Wittnebel, San Antonio TX

•  Problem-Based Learning As A Teaching Method Versus Lecture-Based Teaching In Respiratory Therapy Education—Bandar Almasoudi BSRC MS RRT, Atlanta GA

•  Comparison Of A Simulation Scenario-Based Ventilation Instruction With Traditional Lecture—Robert Keegan DVM , Viola ID

•  National Board For Respiratory Care WRT Examination Scores And The Relationship To Academic Degree—Kathy Moss MEd, Columbia MO

•  Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Survey Of Integration In Associate Degree And Baccalaureate-Degree Granting Respiratory Care Education Curricula—Kathy Moss MEd, Columbia MO